Lymph Node Macrophage Heterogeneity: A Subpopulation Fails to Express Activation Phenotype

  • D. Chao
  • G. G. MacPherson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 237)


There is evidence to suggest that tissue-specific macrophages may have different characteristics to the peritoneal macrophage population which has been the most extensively studied [ 1–3 ].These differences may be related to specialised functions of the macrophages in the tissues. The lymph node macrophage population was studied with the objective of shedding light on the functions of this population in lymph node function.


Peritoneal Macrophage Hydroxyethyl Starch Popliteal Lymph Node Macrophage Population Selective Uptake 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Chao
    • 1
  • G. G. MacPherson
    • 1
  1. 1.Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of OxfordOxfordEngland

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