A Critical Role of Activin A in Maturation of Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages in vitro and in vivo

Activin A, a multifunctional factor of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily, is mainly produced by microglia and macrophages, and its anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory activities are both related to macrophage functions. However the direct effect of activin A on the rest macrophages in vivo remains unclear. In the present study, the… CONTINUE READING