Phagocytes: Mechanisms of inflammation and tissue destruction

Hongtao Liu, Richard M Pope*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Macrophages and neutrophils are the professional phagocytes of the innate immune system. Once in the inflammatory joint or the vasculitic lesion, macrophages and neutrophils contribute to the pathology observed. This article examines the mechanisms by which phagocytes contribute to the pathogenesis of these diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-39
Number of pages21
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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