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Cell. 2010 Mar 19;140(6):771-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.03.006.

Inflammation 2010: new adventures of an old flame.

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Department of Immunobiology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. ruslan.medzhitov@yale.edu

Abstract

Inflammation is an essential immune response that enables survival during infection or injury and maintains tissue homeostasis under a variety of noxious conditions. Inflammation comes at the cost of a transient decline in tissue function, which can in turn contribute to the pathogenesis of diseases of altered homeostasis.

PMID:
20303867
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2010.03.006
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