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To B or not to B--that is the question for myocardial infarction.
Nat. Med..10 9, 2013;19(10):1208-10.
Kim ND, Luster AD.
Center for Immunology & Inflammatory Diseases, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
After myocardial infarction (MI), circulating B cells produce the chemokine Ccl7, which mobilizes inflammatory monocytes from the bone marrow into the blood, after which they are then recruited to the injured heart, a new study shows. B cell depletion after MI limits myocardial injury and improves heart function, suggesting a new approach for the management of acute MI (pages 1273–1280).