How platelets help resolve lung inflammation

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KFO 342 Project coordinator PD Dr. med. Jan Rossaint

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Scientists working with Prof Jan Rossaint and Prof Alexander Zarbock, two anesthesiologists and intensive care specialists at the University of Münster, have found how platelets interacting with white blood cells contribute to the resolution of bacterial lung inflammation in mice. The results may help in the search for therapies to specifically regulate inflammation.

Rossaint et al./JExpMed 2021

Platelets (red) interacting with regulatory T cells (yellow) in the bacterially inflamed lung tissue of a mouse. Researchers examined the living tissue using confocal fluorescence microscopy.
(Rossaint et al./JExpMed 2021)