Paris, 16 may 2013
1A macrophage is a cell of the immune system, located in tissues that can be subject to infection or an accumulation of debris that needs to be eliminated (liver, lungs, lymphatic ganglions, spleen, etc.), and which has in particular a phagocytosis function, in other words the ability to ingest and destroy parasites, bacteria, yeasts, cell debris, etc.
Divergent roles for C-type lectin receptors in the modulation of host cell response to Leishmania infantum. Lefèvre L, Lugo-Villarino G, Meunier E, Valentin A, Olagnier D, Authier H, Duval C, Dardenne C, Bernad J, Lemesre JL, Auwerx J, Neyrolles O, Pipy B, & Coste A, Immunity, 16 May 2013.
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