Nomenclature of monocytes and dendritic cells in blood.

  title={Nomenclature of monocytes and dendritic cells in blood.},
  author={Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock and Petronela Ancuta and Suzanne M. Crowe and Marc Dalod and Veronika Grau and Derek N J Hart and Pieter J. M. Leenen and Yong‐jun Liu and Gordon G Macpherson and Gwendalyn J. Randolph and Juergen E. Scherberich and Juergen Schmitz and Ken Shortman and Silvano Sozzani and Herbert Strobl and Marek Zembala and Jonathan M. Austyn and Manfred B. Lutz},
  volume={116 16},
Monocytes and cells of the dendritic cell lineage circulate in blood and eventually migrate into tissue where they further mature and serve various functions, most notably in immune defense. Over recent years these cells have been characterized in detail with the use of cell surface markers and flow cytometry, and subpopulations have been described. The present document proposes a nomenclature for these cells and defines 3 types of monocytes (classical, intermediate, and nonclassical monocytes… 

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