Can you kill macrophages by feeding them?

Jeremy Creighton Ahouse ahouse at
Tue Apr 19 08:43:43 EST 1994

I just spoke with a friend in Med school and he had a recent lecture
where it was suggested that both silica and asbestos can kill lung
macrophages, when the cells try to phagocytose these "sharp" objects.

Jeremy Creighton Ahouse
Biology and Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254-9110

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