Published Online: 24 APR 2006
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Bogdan, C. 2006. Macrophages. eLS. .
- Published Online: 24 APR 2006
Macrophages are an important component of the innate and adaptive immune system. Their ability to recognize, phagocytose and kill microbial pathogens is complemented by the production of a broad spectrum of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines.
- reactive oxygen intermediates;
- reactive nitrogen intermediates