Granulocytes include neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils. Mononuclear phagocytes include monocytes, which mature to become macrophages, and dendritic cells. Lymphocytes are involved in adaptive immunity.
■ Which cell types are professional phagocytes?
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■ What cell types constitute the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS)?
■ Why can stem cell transplants be used to replace defective lymphocytes?
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