Identification of Human Common Monocyte Progenitor (cMoP) (image) Tokyo Medical and Dental University Share Print E-Mail Caption Monocytes arise from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) via sequential intermediate progenitors in the bone marrow (BM), and inflammation can prompt tissue-infiltrating inflammatory monocytes to differentiate into macrophages and monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs), which are associated with inflammatory diseases. A common monocyte progenitor (cMoP) that is restricted to the monocyte lineage has been identified in mice but not in humans. Credit Department of Biodefense Research, Medical Research Institute,TMDU Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.