phagocyte


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Synonyms for phagocyte

a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

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CX3CR1+ phagocytes dwell in the gut lining and were already known to defend the gut by engulfing bacterial cells and even food-derived plant and animal cells.
Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare inherited disorder characterised by inability of phagocytes to generate reactive oxygen species needed for intracellular killing of phagocytosed microorganisms.
This article will concentrate upon the representation of Jews in Miller's short story "Max," included in the book of short stories Max and the White Phagocytes, examining how much Miller was reflecting the long standing anti-Semitism of American and English literature but also Miller's gradual move towards a more nihilistic life philosophy, which manifested itself in the writing of, amongst others, "Max.
What can we find in nature to change the course so that phagocytes can operate as they were intended?
Differentiation of human mononuclear phagocytes increases their innate response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
Histocytes and phagocytes were occasionally found in one patient and clearly seen in seven patients.
When the phagocyte finally dies, it releases a batch of new Legionella microbes ready to infect more phagocytes.
Phagocyte literally means "big eater"--these cells devour invading pathogens, cellular debris and dying body cells.
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) deficiency is one of the most common inherited phagocyte defects, but it is rarely associated with clinical symptoms (1).
Cytokines, molecular signals of inflammation, are released by those phagocytes at the inflammation site by injured tissue so as to promote chemotaxis and phagocyte mobilisation (Stuart and Ezekowitz, 2005; Mathias et al.
Congenital Recurrent and X-linked chronic defects of severe bacterial, granulomatous phagocyte number, mycobacterial and disease function, or both fungal infections (respiratory, cutaneous) or deep-seated abscesses 6.
Their topics include whether the mechanics of cell-matrix adhesion is amenable to physical modeling, the role of proteins and water in the initial attachment of mammalian cells to biomedical surfaces, monitoring cell adhesion using substrate-integrated sensors, continuous photobleaching to study the growth modes of focal adhesions, a versatile gradient of biomolecules for regulating cell behavior, surface engineering and cell adhesion, plasma polymer surfaces for cell expansion and delivery, and phagocyte decisions at interfaces.
We have evaluated phagocyte index by the calculation of the complete phagocytosis.
The conse-quence of phagocyte activation is the oxidative burst characterized by high plasma levels of reactive oxy-gen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen intermedi-ates (RNI).