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Title: Neutrophils in rheumatoid arthritis : more than simple final effectors
Author: Cascão, R.
Rosário, H. S.
Souto-Carneiro, M. M.
Fonseca, J. E.
Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis
Immune mediators
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Autoimmunity Reviews 9 (2010) 531–535
Abstract: Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory joint disease. The etiopathogenesis of this condition has been classically explained by a T cell-driven process. However, recent studies have highlighted the possible contribution of neutrophils for the early phases of RA physiopathology. These cells are phagocytic leukocytes that play crucial roles in the acute defense against pathogens while modulating the function of other immune cells and contributing to the perpetuation of an initial inflammatory response. The herein article reviews recent progresses in the understanding of the immunopathology of RA with a special emphasis on the role of neutrophils.
Description: © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1568-9972
Appears in Collections:IMM - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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