alveolar macrophage Gene Set

Dataset TISSUES Curated Tissue Protein Expression Evidence Scores
Category structural or functional annotations
Type tissue
Description Macrophage found in lung and that can be obtained by lung lavage, responsible for clearance of inhaled particles and lung surfactant. Metabolism slightly different from peritoneal macrophages (more oxidative metabolism), often have multivesicular bodies that may represent residual undigested lung surfactant. (BRENDA Tissue and Enzyme Source Ontology, BTO_0000802)
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4 proteins highly expressed in the tissue alveolar macrophage from the TISSUES Curated Tissue Protein Expression Evidence Scores dataset.

Symbol Name
CTSS cathepsin S
FCAR Fc fragment of IgA receptor
MMP12 matrix metallopeptidase 12
VMO1 vitelline membrane outer layer 1 homolog (chicken)