Macrophages in the Regulation of Immunity

  • C. Huber
  • G. Stingl
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 27)


According to the classical view macrophages are prone to ingest and to destruct antigens and intracellular pathogens. More recently it became apparent that macrophages, besides their phagocytic capacities, are involved in the activation and regulation of lymphocyte functions. This article aims to summarize some recent findings on the role of macrophages during the afferent phase of immune responses.


Accessory Cell Phagocytic Capacity Mononuclear Phagocyte System Associative Recognition Murine Dendritic Cell 
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  • G. Stingl

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