Macrophages and Dendritic Cells

Methods and Protocols

  • Neil E. Reiner

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 531)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alessandra Mortellaro, Matteo Urbano, Stefania Citterio, Maria Foti, Francesca Granucci, Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli
    Pages 17-27
  3. Andrea Classen, Jorge Lloberas, Antonio Celada
    Pages 29-43
  4. Jim Sun, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Cecilia Bucci, Zakaria Hmama
    Pages 57-69
  5. Hsi-Hsien Lin, Gin-Wen Chang, Yi-Shu Huang, Cheng-Chih Hsiao, Martin Stacey, Siamon Gordon
    Pages 89-101
  6. Xia Zhang, Justin P. Edwards, David M. Mosser
    Pages 123-143
  7. Maurizio Ceppi, Enrico Schmidt, Philippe Pierre
    Pages 145-156
  8. Frank Brombacher, Berenice Arendse, Reagon Peterson, Alexandra Hölscher, Christoph Hölscher
    Pages 225-252
  9. Paul T. Elkington, Justin A. Green, Jon S. Friedland
    Pages 253-265
  10. Lot de Witte, Marein A.W.P. de Jong, Jeroen den Dunnen, Yvette van Kooyk, Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek
    Pages 267-285
  11. Vivian Kwok, Eric Vachon, Gregory P. Downey
    Pages 301-328
  12. Adrien F. Vinet, Albert Descoteaux
    Pages 329-346
  13. Shankar S. Iyer, David J. Kusner
    Pages 347-361
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 363-368

About this book


In light of the critical contributions of macrophages and dendritic cells to diverse inflammatory diseases and to immunity and host defense, state-of-the-art approaches to the investigation of their behavior are essential. In Macrophages and Dendritic Cells: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers contribute laboratory protocols involving these two vital cell types functioning at the junction of the innate and acquired immune systems. The volume delves first into isolation and cell culturing then continues with topics such as phagocytosis, genetic manipulation, macrophage activation, and lipid signaling. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Macrophages and Dendritic Cells: Methods and Protocols provides a timely and useful guide for both seasoned investigators and neophytes pursuing this imperative field of study.


Acquired immune system Activation Cell isolation Immune System Immunity Innate immune system Macrophages Phagocytosis Phagosome Vivo cell biology regulation

Editors and affiliations

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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-972-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-396-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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