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Creating a Buzz about Macrophages: The Fly as an In Vivo Model for Studying Immune Cell Behavior

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number2
Early online date25 Jul 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jul 2016
DatePublished (current) - 25 Jul 2016


Drosophila macrophages exhibit functional parallels with their vertebrate counterparts in both their early developmental roles and later diverse roles in health and disease. This, together with the fly’s genetic tractability and opportunities for live imaging, has recently established Drosophila as a powerful model to study macrophage behavior in vivo.


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