macrophage found in lung and that can be obtained by lung lavage, responsible for clearance of inhaled particles and lung surfactant. Metabolism slightly different from peritoneal macrophages (more oxidative metabolism), often have multivesicular bodies that may represent residual undigested lung surfactant.
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... of what causes it. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis rods are engulfed by alveolar macrophages. This kills about 90% of the rods but the remaining 10% evade the host cell's microbicidal ...
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