Profound metabolic changes occur hand-in-hand with activation of macrophages, innate immune cells responsible for a remarkable breadth of processes such as pathogen elimination, antigen presentation, debris clearance, and wound healing. Our work seeks to define precisely how mitochondrial metabolism directly affects innate immunity, and exactly which features of macrophage activation are controlled by this metabolic reprogramming.
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