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The Peritoneal Macrophages in Inflammatory Diseases and Abdominal Cancers

Ting Liu1, Fang Liu1, Lei-Wen Peng, Li Chang, Yong-Mei Jiang

Department of Laboratory Medicine, West China Second University Hospital, and Key Laboratory of Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children of MOE, Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
1 These authors provided equal contribution to this work.

Oncology Research 2018, 26(5), 817-826. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X15130753659625

Abstract

Peritoneal macrophages (PMs) are the major cell type of peritoneal cells that participate in multiple aspects of innate and acquired immunity in the peritoneal cavity. PMs have an ability to release a large amount of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines and therefore play a critical role in regulating the differentiation of innate immune cells and inflammatory T cells. Accumulating studies demonstrate that the immunological reactions and inflammatory responses of PMs are strongly related to the pathogenic processes of various inflammatory diseases and abdominal cancers. Consequently, the regulation of PM activation has gradually emerged as a promising target for immunotherapy, and better understanding of the distinctly biological function of PMs in individual diseases is crucial for designing specific and effective therapeutic agents. This review covers the characterization and immunological function of PMs in hosts with inflammatory diseases and abdominal cancers.

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Liu, T., Liu, F., Peng, L., Chang, L., Jiang, Y. (2018). The peritoneal macrophages in inflammatory diseases and abdominal cancers. Oncology Research, 26(5), 817-826. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X15130753659625
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Liu T, Liu F, Peng L, Chang L, Jiang Y. The peritoneal macrophages in inflammatory diseases and abdominal cancers. Oncol Res. 2018;26(5):817-826 https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X15130753659625
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T. Liu, F. Liu, L. Peng, L. Chang, and Y. Jiang "The Peritoneal Macrophages in Inflammatory Diseases and Abdominal Cancers," Oncol. Res., vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 817-826. 2018. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X15130753659625



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