New Immune Cell on the Block During Viral Lung Infection

By March 31, 2020 No Comments

Alveolar macrophages (AMs) are a well-known inhabitant of the lungs and are responsible for direct clearance of viruses. A new group of immune cells, identified in the lungs of mice, are a distinct group of macrophages, dubbed NAMs (nerve and airway associated macrophages), that appear, instead, to moderate inflammation in the lungs during viral infection.

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