Macrophages in Endocrine Glands, with Emphasis on Pancreatic Islets

Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Dec;4(6):10.1128/microbiolspec.MCHD-0048-2016. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.MCHD-0048-2016.


We review here the macrophages found in endocrine tissues, placing emphasis on those residing in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas. The islets represent the endocrine organ where macrophages have been examined in great detail and where our own studies and experience have been directed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endocrine Glands / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Islets of Langerhans / immunology*
  • Macrophages / immunology*