New vistas on macrophage differentiation and activation

Eur J Immunol. 2007 Jan;37(1):14-6. doi: 10.1002/eji.200636910.


Plasticity and heterogeneity are hallmarks of myelomonocytic differentiation and polarized activation. Evidence published in this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, together with other recent data, add new elements and perspectives to the current understanding of mononuclear phagocyte differentiation and activation and are discussed in this Commentary.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation / immunology*
  • Cell Polarity / immunology
  • Humans
  • Macrophage Activation / immunology*
  • Macrophages / cytology*
  • Macrophages / immunology*
  • Macrophages / metabolism