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Origin, Functions and Biointervention

  • Malgorzata Kloc

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Evolution, Origin and Fate of Macrophages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eva-Stina Edholm, Kun Hyoe Rhoo, Jacques Robert
      Pages 3-22
    3. Leticia Reyes, Bryce Wolfe, Thaddeus Golos
      Pages 45-60
    4. Patricia Luz-Crawford, Christian Jorgensen, Farida Djouad
      Pages 61-72
    5. Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode, Jolanta M. Dzik
      Pages 73-145
    6. Prasad Abnave, Xavier Muracciole, Eric Ghigo
      Pages 147-158
  3. Immunobiology of Macrophages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Martin Lee, Kevin Rey, Katrina Besler, Christine Wang, Jonathan Choy
      Pages 181-207
    3. Svenja F. B. Mennens, Koen van den Dries, Alessandra Cambi
      Pages 209-242
  4. Role of Macrophages in Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Lewis Gaffney, Paul Warren, Emily A. Wrona, Matthew B. Fisher, Donald O. Freytes
      Pages 245-271
    3. Yuri V. Bobryshev, Nikita G. Nikiforov, Natalia V. Elizova, Alexander N. Orekhov
      Pages 273-298
    4. Kylie B. R. Belchamber, Louise E. Donnelly
      Pages 299-313
  5. Macrophages as a Target for Biointervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Jamie E. Rayahin, Richard A. Gemeinhart
      Pages 317-351
    3. Girish J. Kotwal, Sufan Chien
      Pages 353-364
    4. Yianzhu Liu, Jacek Z. Kubiak, Xian C. Li, Rafik M. Ghobrial, Malgorzata Kloc
      Pages 365-376

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Malgorzata Kloc
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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