In a normal immune response, entry of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into lung tissue induces controlled activation of the immune system, however, cytokine release syndrome can occur if there is an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.
Download this poster to explore the role of immune cells and effector molecules in cytokine release syndrome such as:
- Macrophages and dendritic cells
- Regulatory T cells
- Pro-inflammatory cytokines