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Evaluation of RES Clearances in Man

  • John W. B. Bradfield

Abstract

The RES consists of a widely distributed population of fixed and wandering cells which share the common property of being highly phagocytic (Aschoff, 1924). All the cells are mononuclear phagocytes, or macrophages, derived from bone marrow precursors (Langevoortet al, 1970). They have many functions, but tests of RES clearance relate to phagocytosis. The purpose of this chapter is to review critically the methods that are currently available for investigating RE clearance in man. Representative results from studies using each of the main methods are included but no attempt is made to review all results obtained in man using every technique.

Keywords

Kupffer Cell Mononuclear Phagocyte Test Agent Reticuloendothelial System Blood Clearance 
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  • John W. B. Bradfield
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of BristolBristolEngland

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