Discovery of the monocytes that secrete a pro-inflammatory protein

05:20 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Different populations of white blood cells secrete different levels of IL-1β, a pro-inflammatory protein that normally helps the body fight off infection and injury, but may also trigger autoimmune disease and inflammatory diseases. An investigation by A*STAR researchers and collaborators shows that a regulatory protein called Hsp27 is responsible for some of these differences in subsets of monocytes.

Original Article: Discovery of the monocytes that secrete a pro-inflammatory protein


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