Catalog Number: #M1920
Macrophages are cells produced by the differentiation of monocytes in tissues. Macrophages are large cells found within many types of tissue. They derive from monocytes that have entered tissues. Macrophages phagocytise invading microorganisms and also scavenge dead and damaged cells and cellular debris. In the bone marrow and subsequestly in the blood and tissues, cells of this series undergo a series of functional and morphologic maturation steps that culminate in the mature tissue macrophage . Macrogphage can be identified by specific expression of a number of proteins including CD14, CD11b, F4/80 (mice)/EMR1 (human), MAC-1/MAC-3 and CD68 by flow cytometory or immunohistochemical staining .
MMa-bm from ScienCell Research Laboratories are isolated from adult mouse bone marrow. Cells are harvested after purification and delivered frozen. Each vial contains >1 x 10^6 cells in 1 ml volume. MMa-bm is characterized by immunofluorescent method with antibody to F4/80. MMa-bm is negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast and fungi. MMa-bm is not recommended for expanding or long term cultures since the cells do not proliferate in culture.
It is recommended to use Macrophage Medium (MaM, Cat. No. 1921) for the culturing of MMa-bm in vitro.
MMa-bm are for research use only. They are not approved for human or animal use, or for
application in in vitro diagnostic procedures.
Transfer cells directly and immediately from dry ice to liquid nitrogen upon receiving and keep
the cells in liquid nitrogen until cell culture is needed for experiments.
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