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Granulocytes May Weaken Immune Response in Connection with COVID-19

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Photo: DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009721

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Information on granulocytes helps to understand mechanisms associated with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Such information also promotes the development of better diagnostic methods and therapies.

Most of the white blood cells in humans are neutrophils, which have received a lot of attention during the coronavirus pandemic due to their numbers growing in conjunction with COVID-19. However, their role in the disease remains partially unknown.

Low-density granulocytes (LDG) are a type of neutrophils whose number has been observed to grow particularly in connection with certain autoimmune diseases and cancers, such as ...