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  • noun

Synonyms for phagocyte

a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

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What can we find in nature to change the course so that phagocytes can operate as they were intended?
Normally, phagocytes eat foreign particles, engulfing and breaking them into smaller fragments within a specialized compartment called the lysosome, but Legionella bacteria somehow block this process.
Key players are the complement system and professional phagocytes.
Mechanisms of action include direct antibacterial activity, indirect antibacterial activity such as inhibition of host epithelia and group A streptococci, improved phagocytosis, improved oxidative burst and intracellular killing by human peripheral blood phagocytes, release of tumour necrosis factor and nitric oxides and a number of other activities.
In this genetic disorder, neutrophils and monocytes recognise and ingest, but are not able to kill certain microorganisms, because phagocytes fail to generate [O.
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) is involved in the development of the adaptive immune system and has been recognized as being important in the function of additional cell types, including platelets, phagocytes, fibroblasts, and osteoclasts, and in the generation of the inflammasome.
This synergistic improvement in protective immunity is dependent, at least in part, on other immune cells -- lung macrophages and phagocytes.
PS has some effects on phagocytosis, oxidative burst and intracellular killing of human periperalblood phagocytes (Conrad et al.
When HIV invades the body, cells called phagocytes chop up the virus and break it into smaller fragments.
The flowering herb works by making the body's defence network of phagocytes - which envelop pathogens - more efficient.
Phagocytes (neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) engulf extracellular pathogens and destroy them by intracellular killing mechanisms.
The significant (p < 0,05)% increase of phagocytes wererevealed after the EHF-therapy treating mice: segmented neutrophils and monocytes increased by 8.
Vertebrate phagocytes bind zymosan via toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and Dectin-1 (Gantner et al.
The human NADPH oxidase: primary and secondary defects impairing the respiratory burst function and the microbicidal ability of phagocytes.