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Alternative monocytes settle in for the long term

Monocytes recruited to the peritoneum under conditions of a type 2 inflammatory reaction can convert into resident-type macrophages under the control of vitamin A.

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Figure 1: Inflammatory monocyte fate and macrophage differentiation in the peritoneum.

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Mowat, A., Bain, C. Alternative monocytes settle in for the long term. Nat Immunol 18, 599–600 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ni.3749

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