Macrophage

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a cellular element of the innate immune system, these phagocytic white blood cells are the first to respond to infection. they also play a role in inflammation of tissues. when activated, they become antigen presenting cells as well as producing chemokines and cytokines (Janeways ImmunoBiology, Murphy K. et al, 2008, 7th ed.)

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