Posts Tagged ‘inflammation’

Inflammation is Controlled by Cytokines

title graphic with cartoon man with signs of redness implying inflamed joints

What are Cytokines? Cytokines are a group of proteins, peptides and glycoproteins produced by specific cells of the immune system. They are signalling molecules that control and regulate immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis. Where are Cytokines Produced? Cytokines are produced by a wide range of immune cells. This involves a broad range of cells, including macrophages,…

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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR): Testing for Inflammation

To Summarize: Inflammation can affect and drive many diseases, including certain autoimmune disease ESR stands for Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate ESR is a marker of systemic inflammation It represents how sticky our Red blood cells are ESR will identify the presence of inflammation, but will not tell what specifically is causing the inflammation Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate…

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