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Generation and Characterization of Mouse Regulatory Macrophages.

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In the last years, cell therapy has become a promising approach to therapeutically manipulate immune responses in autoimmunity, cancer, and transplantation. Several types of lymphoid and myeloid cells origin have been generated in vitro and tested in animal models. Their efficacy to decrease pharmacological treatment has successfully been established. Macrophages play an important role in physiological and pathological processes. They represent an interesting cell population due to their high plasticity in vivo and in vitro. Here, we describe a protocol to differentiate murine regulatory macrophages in vitro from bone marrow precursors. We also describe several methods to assess macrophage classical functions, as their bacterial killing capacity and antigen endocytosis and degradation. Importantly, regulatory macrophages also display suppressive characteristics, which are addressed by the study of their hypostimulatory T lymphocyte capacity and polyclonal T lymphocyte activation suppression.
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pasteur-01498334 , version 1 (29-03-2017)

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Laura Carretero-Iglesia, Marcelo Hill, Maria Cristina Cuturi. Generation and Characterization of Mouse Regulatory Macrophages.. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2016, pp.89-100. ⟨10.1007/978-1-4939-3139-2_6⟩. ⟨pasteur-01498334⟩
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