Los macrófagos son células barredoras que pueden ingerir tejidos muertos y células foráneas. Los macrófagos forman tentáculos llamados seudópodos para rodear al invasor. Una vez dentro del macrófago, el invasor es bloqueado y luego digerido y destruido por una bolsa de sustancias químicas digestivas o enzimas.


Last reviewed 12/3/2012 by Paula J. Busse, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.


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