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Prof. Kazuomi Kario
Jichi Medical University
School of Medicine
Tochigi
Japan

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The Role of the Immune System in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension

Author(s): Vincent W.S. Lee, Yiping Wang, David C.H. Harris.

Abstract:

The role of innate and adaptive immunity in the pathogenesis of hypertension has received increasing recognition over the past few years. This review will focus on recent developments in this emerging area. In particular, the role of macrophages and lymphocytes will be highlighted.

Keywords: Blood pressure, hypertension, immune cells, lymphocyte, macrophage, renal disease

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2013
Page: [76 - 84]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573402111309010011