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Synonyms for ameboid

like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)


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An essential proportion of Iba1+, microglia exhibited stellate or ameboid morphology but expressed neither M1- nor M2-typical markers.
Microglia are activated within minutes of the onset of focal cerebral ischemia and trigger an innate immune response, undergoing phenotypic transformation to become "ameboid".
The IBM has been used to simulate a number of problems including the swimming of eels, sperm, and bacteria [6-8], ameboid deformation [9], platelet aggregation during blood clotting [9,10], and the deformation of red blood cells in a shear flow [11].
In the LPS-treated group, the number of IBA1-positive cells had increased; and their shape had changed to that of "ameboid microglia" (an activated form; Figure 4(a)-LPS) as previously reported [6].
fowleri feeds on bacteria and organic debris in freshwater and exists in three life forms - the environmentally stable cyst form and two trophozoite forms, ameboid and ameboflagellate (Figure 1).
On one hand, the microglia accumulate as a result of migration and proliferation, have an ameboid appearance, and appear to actively respond to the metastatic lung cancer cells in the brain by tightly encapsulating the tumor mass.
After incubation with PMA for 72 h, the majority of U937 cells shifted to an ameboid shape and began to aggregate and adhere, indicating the differentiation from monocytes into macrophage-like cells (Figure 1B).
GLC adhered to glass slides within 15-20 min and they were highly ameboid after they adhered.
Characterization of ameboid microglia isolated from developing mammalian brain.
Interleukin-1 of the central nervous system is produced by ameboid microglia.
Ameboid microglia (see figure 4, top right) are phagocytizing cells that clear infectious agents, cellular debris, and toxic agents and are associated with extensive degeneration as is found in stroke and brain trauma.
Notwithstanding an extensive literature on the subject, the question of the histogenesis of the inflammatory process and, especially, the origin of the phagocytic mononuclear ameboid wandering cells is not settled.