Aging impairs peritoneal but not bone marrow-derived macrophage phagocytosis

  title={Aging impairs peritoneal but not bone marrow-derived macrophage phagocytosis},
  author={Eimear Linehan and Yvonne Dombrowski and Rachel Snoddy and Padraic G Fallon and Adrien Kissenpfennig and Denise C. Fitzgerald},
  booktitle={Aging cell},
Aging results in deterioration of the immune system, which is associated with increased susceptibility to infection and impaired wound healing in the elderly. Phagocytosis is an essential process in both wound healing and immune defence. As such, age-related impairments in phagocytosis impact on the health of the elderly population. Phagocytic efficiency in peritoneal macrophages, bone marrow-derived macrophages and bone marrow monocytes from young and old mice was investigated. Aging… CONTINUE READING
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