Macrophage function in deer.

  title={Macrophage function in deer.},
  author={Martin Cross and Andrew J Thomson and Lynn J. Slobbe and J. Frank T. Griffin and Glenn S Buchan},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  volume={49 4},
Macrophage inflammatory and immune functions were characterised in red deer (cervus elaphus), for use as a model for natural infection with bovine tuberculosis. Highly enriched populations of deer macrophages were obtained from 14 day cultures of plastic-adherent peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Cervine macrophages produced superoxide anion in response to respiratory burst stimuli (serum-opsonised zymosan and phorbol myristic acetate), but nitric oxide production could not be detected under… CONTINUE READING