Inflammation 2010: new adventures of an old flame

Cell. 2010 Mar 19;140(6):771-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.03.006.


Inflammation is an essential immune response that enables survival during infection or injury and maintains tissue homeostasis under a variety of noxious conditions. Inflammation comes at the cost of a transient decline in tissue function, which can in turn contribute to the pathogenesis of diseases of altered homeostasis.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, Ancient
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / history
  • Inflammation / immunology*
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Inflammation / physiopathology*
  • Inflammation Mediators / immunology
  • Stress, Physiological


  • Inflammation Mediators