A seminar held by the PhD candidate Sara Mangiaterra (May 6, 2020)
Dendritic cells and macrophages play a key role in immune response, they are activated during infection for protection by recognizing pathogen-associated molecular patterns. In some cases, the pathogen evolves active mechanisms for bypassing host defenses. In diseases such as dengue, ebola, leishmaniosis, and coronaviruses in humans (SARS) and in cat (FIP) host immune response can cause severe immune-mediated damage. In this presentation, I will briefly present the role of macrophages and the pathogenesis of these diseases focusing on the role of the immune response of the host which is often more pathogenic than the pathogen itself. I will conclude by briefly explaining our study and what our idea is.
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