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Trends Immunol. 2018 Feb;39(2):81-82. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2017.12.004. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Play It Again, SAM: Macrophages Control Peripheral Fat Metabolism.

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1
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address: kguttenp@stanford.edu.
2
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address: liddelow@stanford.edu.

Abstract

Macrophages and other immune cells are increasingly recognized to have unique and nontraditional functions in various tissues of the body. In a recent issue of Nature Medicine, Pirzgalska et al. [1] characterized a unique set of tissue-specialized macrophages that modulate the connection between the nervous system and subcutaneous fat.

PMID:
29290566
DOI:
10.1016/j.it.2017.12.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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