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activated macrophage

[′ak·tə‚vād·əd ′mak·rə‚fāj]
(immunology)
A macrophage whose ability to destroy microbes or other cells has been enhanced because of stimulation by a lymphokine.
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In our survey, GO analysis revealed the functions of differentially expressed (both upregulated and downregulated) mRNA in abnormally activated macrophages induced by Bap.
Ruckerl et al., "Alternatively activated macrophages derived from monocytes and tissue macrophages are phenotypically and functionally distinct," Blood, vol.
Classically Activated Macrophages in Cerebral Aneurysm
Brombacher, "Genes associated with alternatively activated macrophages discretely regulate helminth infection and pathogenesis in experimental mouse models," Immunobiology, vol.
CD163 is shed from the surface of activated macrophages or monocytes after stimulation of surface but not intracellular TLRs (43).
Terrazas, "Alternatively activated macrophages in types 1 and 2 diabetes," Mediators of Inflammation, vol.
The use of autologous activated macrophages for nerve regeneration is based on technology developed in the laboratory of Prof.
These are plastic cells that respond to the environment displaying a large phenotypic heterogeneity but that have been classified into two distinct extreme populations: classically activated macrophages (M1), which are characterized by high production of nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) and CD11c/IL-12 expression, and the alternatively activated macrophages (M2), identified by the expression of CD206 (mannose receptor) and IL-10, with high arginase activity and low NO production.
There are several studies showing the role of IL-4 in increasing cytokine production in rat macrophages; these results may be explained by the fact that this interleukin is produced in activated macrophages and is capable of suppressing interleukins such as TNF-[alpha], IL-5, and IFN-[gamma] [6, 36].
M2: The Alternative Activated Macrophage. In contrast to classical activated macrophages, innate immune cells such as basophils and mast cells and other adaptive cells produce IL-4 and IL-13 priming M2 alternative phenotype.
GLACIER ('Goal of oxidised Ldl and ACtivated macrophage Inhibition by Exposure to a Recombinant antibody') is a randomised, placebo controlled, double-blind, multicentre phase IIa study, where BI-204 is delivered intravenously to patients with stable coronary artery disease on top of standard-of-care.
Eti Yole, Nachson Knoller (Israel), and Sir Jacques Brotchi (Belgium summarized Proneuron Biotechnologies' efforts to use activated macrophages (a white blood cell) isolated from patients' blood to minimize neurological damage "after acute SCI.

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