cell line

Dwight E. Lynn dlynn at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV
Mon Mar 8 08:00:49 EST 1999


Do insects have true macrophages?  In any case, the following publication
suggests a Drosophila cell line can be induced to differentiate into
macrophage-like cells:
Dimarcq JL, Imler JL, Lanot R, Ezekowitz RA, Hoffmann JA, Janeway CA,
Lagueux M, Treatment of l(2)mbn Drosophila tumorous blood cells with the
steroid hormone ecdysone amplifies the inducibility of antimicrobial peptide
gene expression. Insect Biochem Mol Biol 1997 Oct;27(10):877-86

Dwight E. Lynn
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