Macrophage polarization comes of age

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Functional polarization of macrophages into M1 or M2 cells is an operationally useful, simplified conceptual framework describing the plasticity of mononuclear phagocytes. Genetic approaches have begun to shed new light on mechanisms underlying macrophage polarization and on the actual in vivo significance of polarized M2 cells (Rauh et al., 2005 [this issue of Immunity]).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology


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