Avian macrophages: regulators of local and systemic immune responses.

@article{Klasing1998AvianMR,
  title={Avian macrophages: regulators of local and systemic immune responses.},
  author={Kirk C. Klasing},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1998},
  volume={77 7},
  pages={983-9}
}
Macrophages are key regulatory cells of the immune system involved in initiating and directing the innate and specific immune responses, the systemic acute phase response, tissue repair, and tissue remodeling. In the early stages of a challenge from invading microorganisms or from tissue injury, macrophages defend local and systemic homeostasis by initiating a complex series of cellular, biochemical, and behavioral events. These pathophysiological adjustments are mediated by an extensive… CONTINUE READING