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Figure 1: The oxidative burst of professional phagocytes (neutrophils, macrophages): the oxidative burst is induced by activation of NADPH-oxidase producing reactive oxygen species, by which phagocytes destroy devoured pathogens. Then myeloperoxidase catalyzes oxidation of chlorides to high bactericidal hypochlorites with participation of hydrogen peroxide [5, 2228].