BALF and histological lung sections from control WKY and SH rats did not stain for ferric Fe, whereas a few alveolar macrophages stained positive in control SHHF rats (Table I).
What does AM stand for?
AM stands for Alveolar Macrophages
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It is known to boost the activity of alveolar macrophages (AM), the first line of defence against inhaled organisms and molecules.
When asbestos fibers penetrate and deposit on alveolar surfaces, alveolar macrophages attempt to engulf them and remove them from the site of deposition.
MORPHOLOGIC FINDINGS IN RBILD In the original article of Myers et al, (1) the major pathologic finding was the presence of RB: clusters of slightly golden colored alveolar macrophages ("smoker's macrophages") in the lumens of respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and in the surrounding alveoli.
The 54 papers discuss such aspects as the proteomic dissection of viral pathogenesis, identifying genes involved in tick infestation in cows, the dynamic differential regulation of innate immune transcripts during the infection of alveolar macrophages by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, and using RNAi and transgenics to develop viral disease resistant livestock.
Alveolar macrophages were obtained (12) and their suspension was made in RPMI 1640 (High Media Laboratories Ltd.
Monocytes and Macrophages in Inflammation, Immunity and Injury (Poster Session: Role for Alveolar Macrophages in Limiting Primary RSV Immunopathology, publication page A623) - Tuesday, May 20 from 8:15 a.
3) The initial underlying pathologic process in the lung from amiodarone toxicity is postulated to be a drug-induced phospholipidosis, (9) and the mechanism by which phospholipids accumulate in the cell is believed to be by inhibition of intracellular phospholipase when the drug and its metabolites are trapped in alveolar macrophages and type II pneumocyte lysosomes.