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Specific macrophages that affect Crohn’s disease severity
For those coping with Crohn’s disease, a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers hope for the development of new and more effective drugs. In the report, scientists show for the first time, precisely what type of immune cells are involved in driving the inflammation process in the disease.  Research suggests that CD14hiHLA-DRdim macrophages are driving the inflammation seen in Crohn’s disease, exacerbating the inflammation and leading to tissue destruction
Image: Macrophage, the effector of inflammation.

Specific macrophages that affect Crohn’s disease severity

For those coping with Crohn’s disease, a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers hope for the development of new and more effective drugs. In the report, scientists show for the first time, precisely what type of immune cells are involved in driving the inflammation process in the disease.  Research suggests that CD14hiHLA-DRdim macrophages are driving the inflammation seen in Crohn’s disease, exacerbating the inflammation and leading to tissue destruction

Image: Macrophage, the effector of inflammation.

Tagged: MacrophageCrohn's diseaseInflammationBiologyScience

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