Macrophage, illustration

Macrophage, illustration

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Credit: Carol and Mike Werner/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration of M1 macrophage attacking bacteria. An important part of the immune system, macrophages may be of two types. The killer types are called M1 macrophages. Those involved in tissue repair are called M2 macrophages. Shown is an M1 macrophage whose role is to phagocytose, or engulf and then digest, cellular debris and pathogens.

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