Biological actions of pentraxins.
Barcelona, Spain. In Vascul Pharmacol, Oct 2015
Long constituent pentraxin3 (PTX3) is produced by several immune and vascular cells in response to pro-inflammatory signals (but not IL-6) and by toll-like receptor engagement.
Durham, United States. In Immunity, 2014
In this issue of Immunity, Jaillon et al. (2014) describe a role for pentraxin 3 molecules in complementing the host's cellular innate immune responses to uropathogens.
Protective molecules and their cognate antibodies: new players in autoimmunity.
Padova, Italy. In Auto Immun Highlights, 2010
Complement component C1q, Creactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid P (SAP), mannose-binding lectin (MBL), apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1) and long pentraxin 3 (PTX3) are molecules involved in the removal of apoptotic bodies and pathogens, and in other antiinflammatory pathways.