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Microbes Infect. 2006 Jul;8(8):2305-16. Epub 2006 May 26.

Cell vesiculation and immunopathology: implications in cerebral malaria.

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CNRS UMR 6020-Immunopathology Group, Faculty of Medicine-IFR48, 27, bd. Jean Moulin, F-13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France.

Abstract

Microparticles are plasma membrane fragments that are generated and released under physiological conditions. They are also released when tissue and/or systemic homeostasis is disrupted. These microparticles display different physiological features of the cells from which they originate. They are detected in some pathological conditions, but rarely suspected of participating in the disease's pathogenesis. In the present review, we summarise data about the production of the microparticles, their biological significance and potential role during microorganism-driven processes, especially in cerebral malaria.

PMID:
16829152
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2006.04.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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