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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Guilliams, Martin; Ginhoux, Florent; Jakubzick, Claudia; Naik, Shalin H; Onai, Nobuyuki; Schraml, Barbara U; Segura, Elodie; Tussiwand, Roxane; Yona, Simon 
Title:
Dendritic cells, monocytes and macrophages: a unified nomenclature based on ontogeny. 
Abstract:
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) has historically been categorized into monocytes, dendritic cells and macrophages on the basis of functional and phenotypical characteristics. However, considering that these characteristics are often overlapping, the distinction between and classification of these cell types has been challenging. In this Opinion article, we propose a unified nomenclature for the MPS. We suggest that these cells can be classified primarily by their ontogeny and secondarily...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Nat Rev Immunol 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
14 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
571-8 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1474-1733 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene