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About this book
This volume gives a state-of-the-art overview on macrophage functions in various invertebrate and vertebrate systems and diseases. It also covers various aspects of macrophage development and formation, behavior and response to nano- and biomaterials, the latter of which have become very important components of modern medicine.
Macrophages are evolutionarily conserved phagocytotic cells. In recent years macrophages have emerged as one of the most versatile cells of immune system, which, depending on the milieu and circumstance, participate in development or inhibition of cancer, regeneration, wound healing, inflammation, organ rejection and interaction between mother and a fetus.
This book will be of particular interest to researchers working in immunology, cancer research, developmental biology, or related fields.
Macrophage Phagocytosis Immune response Macrophage differentiation Cancer development Cancer inhibition
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- Book Title Macrophages
- Book Subtitle Origin, Functions and Biointervention
- Series Title Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
- Series Abbreviated Title Results Cell Differentiation
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54090-0
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-54089-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85314-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-54090-0
- Series ISSN 0080-1844
- Series E-ISSN 1861-0412
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 376
- Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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