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Airway macrophages. The importance of the fixation method.

Airway macrophages. The importance of the fixation method. Two methods of fixation, intravascular perfusion and intratracheal instillation, were compared with regard to the number, distribution, and appearance of airway and alveolar macrophages. With instillation of fixative, the number of airway macrophages present was reduced to only 32.6% of that seen after intravascular perfusion. Macrophages may have important physiologic and pathologic roles in the airways. The method of fixation is crucial for preservation of their numbers and location. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American review of respiratory disease Pubmed

Airway macrophages. The importance of the fixation method.

The American review of respiratory disease , Volume 129 (5): -816 – Jun 14, 1984

Airway macrophages. The importance of the fixation method.


Abstract

Two methods of fixation, intravascular perfusion and intratracheal instillation, were compared with regard to the number, distribution, and appearance of airway and alveolar macrophages. With instillation of fixative, the number of airway macrophages present was reduced to only 32.6% of that seen after intravascular perfusion. Macrophages may have important physiologic and pathologic roles in the airways. The method of fixation is crucial for preservation of their numbers and location.

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ISSN
0003-0805
DOI
10.1164/arrd.1984.129.5.823
pmid
6721281

Abstract

Two methods of fixation, intravascular perfusion and intratracheal instillation, were compared with regard to the number, distribution, and appearance of airway and alveolar macrophages. With instillation of fixative, the number of airway macrophages present was reduced to only 32.6% of that seen after intravascular perfusion. Macrophages may have important physiologic and pathologic roles in the airways. The method of fixation is crucial for preservation of their numbers and location.

Journal

The American review of respiratory diseasePubmed

Published: Jun 14, 1984

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