The Macrophage as a Cytotoxic Effector Cell in Mice and Humans

  • M. L. Lohmann-Matthes
  • H. Lang
  • D. Krumwieh
  • D. Sun


Activated macrophages are now generally agreed to be cytotoxic effector cells against tumor cells and intracellular microorganisms (1). The most potent activator is the lymphokine MCF (MAF) which apparently cooperates with or is enhanced by substances like LPS (2).


Effector Cell Peritoneal Macrophage Human Monocyte Peritoneal Cell Chronical Peritoneal Dialysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Lohmann-Matthes
    • 1
  • H. Lang
    • 1
  • D. Krumwieh
    • 1
  • D. Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ImmunbiologieFreiburgGermany

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