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Macrophages: Biology and Role in the Pathology of Diseases



Macrophages are a key component of the innate immune system and play an integral role in host defense and homeostasis. On one hand, these cells contribute to host defence by triggering inflammation, displaying microbicidal/tumoricidal properties, regulating the activation of adaptive immunity and promoting resolution of inflammation. On the other hand, they contribute to essential trophic functions such as neural patterning, bone morphogenesis and ductal branching in mammary glands. Thus,…

Handbook Of Macrophages

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Rikiya Takahashi | Publisher : Nova Biomedical

ISBN 10 : 1620811626
ISBN 13 : 9781620811627

Macrophages are widely distributed innate immune cells, which play a pivotal role not only in the primary response to pathogens but also in adaptive immune response, in tissue repa..

Immunity And Inflammation In Health And Disease

Pub Date : 2017-08-31 | Author : Shampa Chatterjee | Publisher : Academic Press

ISBN 10 : 9780128054024
ISBN 13 : 0128054026

Immunity and Inflammation in Health and Disease: Emerging Roles of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Immune Support provides a comprehensive description of the various pathway..

Lentiviruses And Macrophages

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Moira Desport | Publisher : Horizon Scientific Press

ISBN 10 : 9781904455608
ISBN 13 : 1904455603

Lentiviruses comprise a genus of diverse viruses in the Retroviridae family which are united in their ability to infect and persist in macrophages. Infections are characterized by ..

Cellular Endocrinology In Health And Disease

Pub Date : 2014-02-12 | Author : Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre | Publisher : Elsevier

ISBN 10 : 9780124167124
ISBN 13 : 0124167128

Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease describes the underlying basis of endocrine function, providing an important tool to understand the fundamentals of endocrine diseases...

Macrophage Biology And Activation

Pub Date : 2012-12-06 | Author : Stephen W. Russell | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 9783642773778
ISBN 13 : 364277377X

The amazing world of the mononuclear phagocytes keeps expanding at a truly awesome pace. As a result, maintaining currency with the latest developments and controversies that perta..

Gaucher Disease

Pub Date : 2006-07-07 | Author : Anthony H. Futerman | Publisher : CRC Press

ISBN 10 : 9781420005509
ISBN 13 : 1420005502

In September of 2007 Gaucher Disease received a commendation in the Haematology category of the 2007 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition! Although rare in the gene..

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