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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 177-182
Neutrophils defending the defenders


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Roli Singh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_495_20

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Neutrophils are the most abundant granulocytes which are involved in defense mechanism. As innate immune cells, they are first-line defenders and can perform different functions in the human body to maintain equilibrium. Neutrophils are the main leukocyte and their role in healthy oral cavity is to face pathological changes within oral environment. With regard to these, it has been observed that neutrophils are highly heterogeneous in their behavior. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the role of neutrophils in context of various physiological and pathological conditions.


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