CD14 antigen | definition of CD14 antigen by Medical dictionary
CD14 antigen A lipopolysaccharide-binding protein found on the cell membranes of macrophages, monocytes, dendritic cells and other cells of the germinal follicles of the spleen. CD14 antigens are thought to be essential for the differentiation of the cells of the monocyte and myelocyte series. The genes are on chromosome 5.
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Table 1: The mean ([+ or -] SD) concentration of leukocytes, percentage of macrophages, and MFI of CD14 antigen
in peritoneal fluid.
KEY WORDS: Synovial bursa; CD14 antigen
; CD33 antigen; CD68 antigen; Basal lamina.
Obrecht, "Effect of cytokines and lipopolysaccharide on CD14 antigen
expression in human monocytes and macrophages" Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, vol.