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For the individual or graduate student developing a research program that would involve studies of the phagocytic function of the reticuloendothelial system (RES) this well-appointed monograph would provide an excellent primer, with 998 references. In essence it is a review of the more recent literature on the highly diversified RES, beginning with a histological discussion of the various macrophages involved in phagocytic activities of each organ system.
The author proceeds to review, in some detail, the RES's handling of particulate antigens, iron, the mechanisms by which the macrophages carry out intracellular destruction of microorganisms and viruses, and their functions in
The Reticuloendothelial System.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:875. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-875_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):875.
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