2Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Received August 15, 2016
Inflammation is one of the most fundamental and pronounced protective reactions of the organism. From ancient times to the present day, complex and diverse patterns of inflammation development and their role in various diseases have attracted attention of investigators. This issue of Biokhimiya/Biochemistry (Moscow) includes experimental studies and reviews dedicated to various aspects of this important and interesting problem.
KEY WORDS: signs of inflammation, infection, tissue damage, phagocytosis, innate immunity, inflammatory mediators, polymorphism