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Selective Harvesting of Marginating-pulmonary Leukocytes

Selective Harvesting of Marginating-pulmonary Leukocytes

Article DOI: 10.3791/53849
March 11th, 2016


Summary March 11th, 2016

Marginating-pulmonary leukocytes exhibit unique characteristics and distinct immunological functions compared to other leukocyte populations. Here we describe selective harvesting of this subpopulation of pulmonary leukocytes, by forced perfusion of the lungs in rats and mice. Marginating-pulmonary leukocytes seem critical in determining susceptibility to blood-borne and lung-related diseases.


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