Macrophages was recognised by Metchnikoff that can be found in all tissues, and as a circulating cell called blood monocytes. Phenotypically and functionally tissue macrophages are an extremely heterogeneous group of cells derived from circulating monocytes. HIV infection macrophages is a critically important component of viral pathogenesis and progression to AIDS. They range in appearance from the dendritic -like microglial cells to the less aborised Kupffer cell. Fortunately, in humans there exists an interacellular membrane marker by which the majority of macrophages can by identified called CD68.
Releated Journals of Macrophage Cell BiologyJournal of Immunobiology, Journal of Immunooncology, Innate Immunity & Immunological Disorders, Journal of Immunological Techniques in Infectious Diseases, Primary & Acquired Immunodeficiency Research, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy, International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research, American Journal of Human Biology, Annals of Medicine, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Chembiochem: a European journal of chemical biology.