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The transcriptome of human monocyte subsets begins to emerge

Fernando O Martinez

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3RE, UK

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:99  doi:10.1186/jbiol206

Published: 23 December 2009


Human monocytes can be divided into subsets according to their expression or lack of the cell-surface antigen CD16. In papers published recently in the Journal of Proteome Research and in BMC Genomics, two groups publish independent transcriptome analyses of CD16+ and CD16-monocytes, with revealing results.

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