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Basophils orchestrate kidney fibrosis

Camille Chauvin1 , Jagadeesh Bayry1,2,*

1Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Sorbonne Université, Université de Paris, Paris, France
2Department of Biological Sciences & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Palakkad, India
* Correspondence: Jagadeesh Bayry(bayry@iitpkd.ac.in)

Basophils, though representing a minor population of leukocytes, have diverse roles in various pathophysiologies. A recent report provides an additional evidence on the pathogenic role of basophils in promoting kidney fibrosis by secreting IL-6 and promoting the Th17 cell differentiation.

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41422-022-00683-1

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