Inflammatory diseases

Inflammatory diseases include a vast array of disorders and conditions that are characterized by inflammation. Examples include allergy, asthma, autoimmune diseases, coeliac disease, glomerulonephritis, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, preperfusion injury and transplant rejection.

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    Neutrophils exacerbate tissue damage and inflammation in advanced atherosclerosis by triggering smooth muscle cell (SMC) lysis and death. Lesional neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps that contain histone H4, which interacts with SMCs to induce cell lysis, leading to the destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques.

    • Irene Fernández-Ruiz
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    The entry of remnants of cholesterol-rich lipoproteins, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), from the blood stream into the intima of large arteries initiates and then perpetuates atherosclerosis. A study published in Nature sheds new light on this important process by identifying scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) as a major receptor that mediates LDL delivery across the endothelium into arteries.

    • Xinbo Zhang
    •  & Carlos Fernández-Hernando
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    This study found that coagulase-negative staphylococci found on human skin inhibit Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing and may influence the pathophysiology of S. aureus-associated atopic dermatitis.

    • Ashley York
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    The scavenger receptor class B member 1 (SRB1) in endothelial cells mediates active transcellular transport of circulating LDL into the artery wall and thereby drives the accumulation of LDL in macrophages, which become foam cells and promote the development of atherosclerosis

    • Irene Fernández-Ruiz