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Microvesicle Subsets in Sepsis Due to Community Acquired Pneumonia Compared to Faecal Peritonitis.
RATIONALE: Microvesicles (MV) act as a nonsoluble means of intercellular communication, with effector roles in disease pathogenesis and potentially as biomarkers. Previously, we reported that neutrophil MV expressing ...
Melanocortin receptors as novel effectors of macrophage responses in inflammation.
Macrophages have crucial functions in initiating the inflammatory reaction in a strict temporal and spatial manner to provide a "clear-up" response required for resolution. Hormonal peptides such as melanocortins modulate ...
The impact of environmental enrichment on the murine inflammatory immune response.
Living in a mentally and physically stimulating environment has been suggested to have a beneficial effect on the immune response. This study investigates these effects, utilizing a 2-week program of environmental enrichment ...