Immunological consequences of macrophage-mediated clearance of apoptotic cells

Sunjung Kim, Elaine Y. L. Chung, Xiaojing Ma

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Abstract

Apoptosis and the rapid clearance of apoptotic cells by professional or nonprofessional phagocytes are normal and coordinated processes that ensure controlled cell growth with a nonpathological outcome. Defects in clearance of apoptotic cells by macrophages have serious consequences often resulting in autoimmune disorders. Phagocyte-derived immunoregulatory cytokines such as Interleukin-12 and Interleukin-10 play pivotal roles in the etiology and pathology of many autoimmune diseases. Elucidation of the apoptotic cell-mediated signaling mechanisms involved in the control of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines during cell turnovers under normal and pathological conditions may help us counter the cytokine dysregulation and control inappropriate host immune reactions in pathological situations such as autoimmunity, infectious diseases, graft-versus-host disease, and cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalCell Cycle
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Macrophages
Phagocytes
Cytokines
Graft vs Host Disease
Interleukin-12
Autoimmunity
Interleukin-10
Autoimmune Diseases
Communicable Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Apoptosis
Pathology
Growth
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Apoptotic cell
  • Cytokine
  • Immune regulation
  • Macrophage
  • Phagocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Immunological consequences of macrophage-mediated clearance of apoptotic cells. / Kim, Sunjung; Chung, Elaine Y. L.; Ma, Xiaojing.

In: Cell Cycle, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.01.2005, p. 231-234.

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