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The macrophage-histiocytic system

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Abstract

The macrophage-histiocytic system is primarily concerned with the phagocytosis and degradation either of foreign material that enters the organism or of senile and damaged cells belonging to the organism itself. The system includes various kinds of cells with the common ability to process and eventually degrade and digest the ingested material. Two morphological characteristics of these cells are linked to their phagocytic functions: intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles and lysosomes. Although endothelial and fibroblastic cells can ingest particles, it seems that most cells of the macrophage-histiocytic system belong to the monocyte series. The stem cell of the system is still a matter for discussion and the mature cells have attracted a large and confusing array of names. Most of the experimental work with irradiation has involved macrophages of the peritoneal cavity and lymph nodes. It is likely that the other cells of the macrophage-histiocytic system are affected in the same way by irradiation, but this is not certain.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1971
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
STI/DOC-10/123
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1971; Related Information: In: Manual on radiation haematology, Technical reports seriesno. 123, 441 pages.
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; LYMPH NODES; MACROPHAGES; PERITONEUM; PHAGOCYTOSIS; RADIATION SYNDROME; RADIOIMMUNOLOGY
OSTI ID:
20386450
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0302301066378
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 147-150
Announcement Date:
Oct 11, 2003

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Citation Formats

Cross, A. The macrophage-histiocytic system. IAEA: N. p., 1971. Web.
Cross, A. The macrophage-histiocytic system. IAEA.
Cross, A. 1971. "The macrophage-histiocytic system." IAEA.
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title = {The macrophage-histiocytic system}
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abstractNote = {The macrophage-histiocytic system is primarily concerned with the phagocytosis and degradation either of foreign material that enters the organism or of senile and damaged cells belonging to the organism itself. The system includes various kinds of cells with the common ability to process and eventually degrade and digest the ingested material. Two morphological characteristics of these cells are linked to their phagocytic functions: intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles and lysosomes. Although endothelial and fibroblastic cells can ingest particles, it seems that most cells of the macrophage-histiocytic system belong to the monocyte series. The stem cell of the system is still a matter for discussion and the mature cells have attracted a large and confusing array of names. Most of the experimental work with irradiation has involved macrophages of the peritoneal cavity and lymph nodes. It is likely that the other cells of the macrophage-histiocytic system are affected in the same way by irradiation, but this is not certain.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1971}
month = {Apr}
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