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Tag: polarization

December 17, 2018
Researchers have discovered a link between the cellular recycling system known as autophagy and the behavior of microglial immune cells during aging. We have discussed the polarization of macrophages in a number of previous articles, and it has become quite a hot topic among researchers in the last few years. Microglia are tissue-resident macrophages in...
July 04, 2018
Researchers have manipulated the immune system to respond more aggressively to cancer according to a new study [1]. Manipulating macrophages We have discussed modulating the immune system multiple times recently, especially in regards to macrophages and manipulating their behavior. Macrophages are part of the innate immune system and carry out a wide variety of tasks,...
January 30, 2018
We have talked about the polarization of macrophages in a number of previous articles, but, in short, macrophages can have multiple behavioral profiles that determine what roles they play; this is known as polarization. A new study has identified a regulatory protein that controls this process. Macrophage Polarization For the purposes of this article, we...
September 22, 2017
The immune system is like an army keeping us safe from invasion, injury and infection and helps us to regenerate and repair tissues and organs. However, the immune system is sometimes a double-edged sword that does more harm than good. A lot of focus has been on the role of macrophages and their ability to...
July 22, 2017
The immune system plays a key role in tissue regeneration, and the various types of immune cells, such as macrophages, can help or hinder that repair process. Inflammation is part of the immune response, but with aging that immune response becomes deregulated and the inflammation becomes excessive. Excessive levels of inflammation generally speaking inhibit tissue...
June 29, 2017
As we reported in an article yesterday, researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the potential of changing the ratio of types of macrophages present in the body to facilitate tissue regeneration and healing. This is a line of research that covers a number of topics, including aging, regeneration, tissue repair, and inflammation. Over the last...