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Macrophage Activation

"Macrophage Activation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The process of altering the morphology and functional activity of macrophages so that they become avidly phagocytic. It is initiated by lymphokines, such as the macrophage activation factor (MAF) and the macrophage migration-inhibitory factor (MMIF), immune complexes, C3b, and various peptides, polysaccharides, and immunologic adjuvants.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Macrophage Activation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Macrophage Activation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 313 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2016
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