The Respiratory Burst of Neutrophilic Granulocytes and Its Influence on Infected Tissues

Indirect Consequences
  • Jan Maciej Zgliczyński
  • Teresa Stelmaszyńska


The respiratory burst of neutrophilic granulocytes is a metabolic response of these cells to signals of infection. This metabolic pathway starts with markedly increased oxygen uptake,1,2 resulting in production of primary and secondary products, harmful to invaders.3,4


Human Neutrophil Respiratory Burst Chronic Granulomatous Disease Neutrophilic Granulocyte Hypochlorous Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Maciej Zgliczyński
    • 1
  • Teresa Stelmaszyńska
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medical BiochemistryNicolaus Copernicus Academy of MedicineKrakówPoland

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