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macrophage

ma kroh fayj

  • n  a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream

  • The macrophage then secretes a protein called interleukin-1, a chemical signal that causes the T cell to begin replicating.
  • After digesting the virus, the macrophage proudly displays strips of protein from the virus in the grooves of some of its MHC molecules.
  • The chemical that is the cause of so much woe is known as macrophage migration inhibitory factor or MIF, a protein found in the immune system that seems to help sperm cells grow .

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