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Functional significance of mononuclear phagocyte populations generated through adult hematopoiesis.
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PMID:  25225678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tissue homeostasis requires a complete repertoire of functional macrophages in peripheral tissues. Recent evidence indicates that many resident tissue macrophages are seeded during embryonic development and persist through adulthood as a consequence of localized proliferation. Mononuclear phagocytes are also produced during adult hematopoiesis; these cells are then recruited to sites throughout the body, where they function in tissue repair and remodeling, resolution of inflammation, maintenance of homeostasis, and disease progression. The focus of this review is on mononuclear phagocytes that comprise the nonresident monocyte/macrophage populations in the body. Key features of monocyte differentiation are presented, focusing primarily on the developmental hierarchy that is established through this process, the markers used to identify discrete cell populations, and novel, functional attributes of these cells. These features are then explored in the context of the tumor microenvironment, where mononuclear phagocytes exhibit extensive plasticity in phenotype and function.
Authors:
Michael F Gutknecht; Amy H Bouton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of leukocyte biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-3673     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Leukoc. Biol.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405628     Medline TA:  J Leukoc Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Society for Leukocyte Biology.
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