Sep 8, 1978

Bone marrow origin of hepatic macrophages (Kupffer cells) in humans

R P GaleD W Golde


Hepatic macrophages (Kupffer cells) from two male recipients of bone marrow transplants from females were studied for fluorescent Y body staining and sex chromatin (Barr body). After the transplant, macrophages had the sex karyotype of the donor, indicating that human hepatic macrophages originate in bone marrow.

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Hepatic Macrophage
Cell Motility
Graft-vs-Host Disease
Bone Marrow
Cell Differentiation Process
Fluorescent stain
Sex Chromatin

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