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Distinct Gene Expression Profiles Shed Light on Leishmania-Macrophages Interactions

Nov 16, 2016 12:00:34 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in leishmania-macrophages, Peripheral blood cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, Stem Cells


Macrophages are formed from peripheral blood precursors called monocytes. They are the first line of defense against invading disease-causing organisms. Macrophages attack invaders by a process of phagocytosis (engulfment and breakdown of particles). They can also help initiate immune responses by T lymphocytes.

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