Definition of Human Blood Monocytes

J Leukoc Biol. 2000 May;67(5):603-6. doi: 10.1002/jlb.67.5.603.


At the Definition of Human Blood Monocytes conference held in Munich, Germany in October 1999, experts met to discuss data on the characterization of monocytes in health and disease. Emphasis was on how to best define these cells, on which subpopulations can be identified, and on how the monocytes can best be distinguished from other cells such as natural killer cells, granulocytes, and dendritic cell precursors.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, CD / analysis
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / cytology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / physiology
  • Humans
  • Leukocytes / classification
  • Leukocytes / cytology
  • Leukocytes / physiology*
  • Macrophages / classification
  • Macrophages / physiology*
  • Monocytes / classification
  • Monocytes / physiology*


  • Antigens, CD