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Macrophage's Role in Maintaining Tattoos Could Hold Key to Removal

News   Mar 21, 2018 | Original Story from Rockefeller University Press.

 
Macrophage's Role in Maintaining Tattoos Could Hold Key to Removal

Green tattoo pigment is taken up by dermal macrophages (left). The pigment is released when these cells are killed (right) but, 90 days later, is taken back up into new macrophages that have replaced the old ones. Credit: Baranska et al., 2018.

 
 
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