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Immunity. 2006 Apr;24(4):366-8.

Alveolar macrophage in the driver's seat.

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 50, 3015 GE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Although alveolar macrophages are normally quiescent to prevent damaging the alveoli, in this issue of Immunity, Takabayshi et al. (2006) demonstrate that alveolar macrophages can self-regulate their function on demand to mount an appropriate immune response.

PMID:
16618595
DOI:
10.1016/j.immuni.2006.03.008
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