Role of Alveolar Macrophages in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers in Immunology,
(issn: 1664-3224, eissn: 1664-3224)
Review Article | alveolar macrophage | efferocytosis | Immunology | resolution | oxidative stress | chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | lung inflammation
Alveolar macrophages (AMs) represent a unique leukocyte population that responds to airborne irritants and microbes. This distinct microenvironment coordinates the maturation of long-lived AMs, which originate from fetal blood monocytes and self-renew through mechanisms...