Macrophages behave like mural cells to promote healing of ischemic muscle injury, study shows

Innate immune cells, including macrophages and neutrophils, have unique properties that allow them to quickly accumulate in large numbers at the site of infection or injury. A study from researchers at Uppsala University establishes that macrophage in the adult ischemic muscle induce a phenotype switch into mural cells to support restoration of functional blood flow and thereby promote healing. The study is published in Nature Cardiovascular Research.

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