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Descriptor English: Kupffer Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Macrófagos del Hígado
Descriptor células de Kupffer
Entry term(s) célula de Kupffer
Scope note: Células fagocíticas especializadas del SISTEMA MONONUCLEAR FAGOCÍTICO (restículoendotelial) que se encuentran en la superficie luminal de los sinusoides hepáticos. Estas células extraen de la sangre bacterias y proteínas extrañas pequeñas y eliminan glóbulos rojos sanguíneos envejecidos.
Descriptor Portuguese: Macrófagos do Fígado
Descriptor French: Cellules de Küpffer
Entry term(s): Cell, Kupffer
Cells, Kupffer
Kupffer Cell
Tree number(s): A11.329.372.588
A11.627.482.588
A11.733.397.588
A15.382.670.522.588
A15.382.680.397.588
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007728
Scope note: Specialized phagocytic cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. They filter bacteria and small foreign proteins out of the blood, and dispose of worn out red blood cells.
Annotation: also called reticuloendothelial cells of liver
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Macrophages (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73
DeCS ID: 7904
Unique ID: D007728
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Kupffer Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0012083
Scope note Specialized phagocytic cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. They filter bacteria and small foreign proteins out of the blood, and dispose of worn out red blood cells.
Preferred term Kupffer Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Kupffer
Cells, Kupffer
Kupffer Cell



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