Macrophages in inflammation.

  title={Macrophages in inflammation.},
  author={Nagatoshi Fujiwara and Kazuo Kobayashi},
  journal={Current drug targets. Inflammation and allergy},
  volume={4 3},
The inflammatory process is usually tightly regulated, involving both signals that initiate and maintain inflammation and signals that shut the process down. An imbalance between the two signals leaves inflammation unchecked, resulting in cellular and tissue damage. Macrophages are a major component of the mononuclear phagocyte system that consists of closely related cells of bone marrow origin, including blood monocytes, and tissue macrophages. From the blood, monocytes migrate into various… CONTINUE READING
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