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Immunity. 2009 Nov 20;31(5):698-700. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2009.10.003.

Never underestimate the power of a neutrophil.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Division of General Pathology, University of Verona, Strada le Grazie 8, I-37134 Verona, Italy.

Abstract

Polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes (PMNs) have long been viewed as short-lived effector cells capable of phagocytosing pathogens and mediating tissue damage. In this issue of Immunity, Zhang et al. (2009) shed fresh light on the plasticity and immunoregulatory functions of PMNs.

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