Secretory Functions of the Mononuclear Phagocyte
The functional properties of mononuclear phagocytes include their well-known capacities for phagocytosis and pinocytosis. Work in recent years has provided greater understanding of the effector functions of these cells; in particular, their secretory nature. The versality of the macrophage has been a surprise; over 50 secretory products including mediators, cytocidal factors, and growth-promoting agents have been identified and triggers for some activities described.
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