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Armed macrophage

Armed macrophage --> activated macrophage

a mature macrophage, in an active metabolic state, that is cytotoxic to tumour/target cells, usually following exposure to certain cytokines.

Synonym: armed macrophage.

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Specific memory in Innate Immune System

... is the most primitive immune system of the organisms that still do not armed by immunocompetent cells i.e. WBC. PRRs are owned by 'higher' organisms ... to adaptive immunity. T-cells cannot recognize antigen directly like macrophage and granulocytes do, so they need a help from some other cells ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Specific memory in Innate Immune System
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