Sophie J. Y. Pang

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Activation of macrophages causes increased cell spreading, increased secretion of cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases, and enhanced phagocytosis. The intracellular mechanisms driving the up-regulation of these activities have not been completely clarified. We observe that classical activation of murine resident peritoneal or RAW 264.7 macrophages with a(More)
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease primarily characterized by increased clearance of auto-antibody-sensitized platelets by Fc-receptor-bearing macrophages in the spleen and liver. It has been classically accepted that antibody-mediated platelet destruction is Fc dependent. Recent studies, however, may also indicate the involvement of(More)
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