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Macrophages

White blood cells whose job is to destroy invading microorganisms. Listeria monocytogenes avoids being killed and can multiply within the macrophage.
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macrophages (ma·krō·fāˑ·jz),

n.pl white blood cells (activated monocytes) that protect the body against infection and foreign substances by breaking them down into antigenic peptides recognized by circulating T cells.
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Clare Doris, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Aquila BioMedical, said We are delighted to announce our partnership with Macrophage Pharma.
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This is the first report demonstrating that tissue macrophages can be infected and that they respond to antiretroviral therapy,' Honeycutt said.
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To correlate the reactive background cells, mast cells, and macrophages with B symptoms and stage of the disease.
5-50 [micro]M) of ADDA concentration-dependently inhibited expression/ release of inflammatory mediators (COX-2, iNOS, and NO), suppressed Akt and c-jun N-terminal kinase 1/2 (JNK) phosphorylation, and NF-[kappa] B activation in LPS-stimulated macrophages.
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BCG-induced activation of macrophages has been associated with TNF production which is a critical cytokine in host defense mechanisms against mycobacterial infection [22].
Classically activated M1 macrophages are characterized by its high microbicidal function associated with the ability to secrete high amount of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1[beta] (IL-1[beta]), IL-12, tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]), and superoxide anions.
Once macrophages subsume the damaged mitochondria, the macrophages are able to repurpose the mitochondria for their own use, replenishing their own energy supplies.