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monocytes

Friday 24 October 2003

Definition: Monocytes are circulating phagocytic white blood cells that develop into macrophages when they enter tissues.

Immunophenotype

- CD11b+
- CD11c+
- CD18+
- CD62L+
- CD103+

Variants

- plasmacytoid monocytes (interferon-producing monocytes - IPCs)