The macrophage in cell biology of aging.

  • Lena Lavie
  • Published 1994 in Archives of gerontology and geriatrics


Peritoneal macrophages (PM) offer a convenient system to study biochemical and physiological aspects of cellular aging, as well as gene expression, signal transduction and cytoplasmic functions. They are harvested directly from animals whose ages are well defined, and in good yields. PM are easily maintained in culture, and their unique physiological or… (More)