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process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris

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By this time the host has modified the blood meal by the removal of water and osmolytes (Sawyer, 1986), and hemocyte-like cells are patrolling the crop, phagocytosing sensitive bacteria (Silver et al.
Upper) Peripheral blood smear showing suspicious histiocyte engulfing blood cells; (Lower) Bone marrow smear showing hemophagocytic process with histiocyte phagocytosing leukocyte and erythrocytes.
Microglia are monocytic-derived immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS) that respond to cellular disruption by phagocytosing cellular debris and producing inflammatory cytokines.
Nuclear debris is evenly scattered throughout the necrotic areas and is associated with atypical mononuclear cells, which may be macrophages phagocytosing the debris.
Changes were characterized by white matter spongiosis with numerous digestion chambers containing phagocytosing myelinophages and scattered interstitial gemistocytes.
Macrophage infiltration weakens the fibrous cap by phagocytosing the extracellular matrix and releasing proteolytic enzymes (eg, plasminogen activators, matrix metalloproteinases).
When macrophages encounter foreign bodies in the tissue surrounding implants, such as wear particles, they respond by phagocytosing and engulfing the particles in an attempt to destroy the particles.
Monocytes act as effectors, phagocytosing pathogens and destroying them by production of free radicals and also by producing cytokines as signaling molecules (Underhill and Ozinsky, 2002).
Compared with controls EPs[R] 7630 increased the number of phagocytosing PBP during the observed time points between 2 and 10 min in a concentration-dependent manner, with a maximum enhancement of 56% at 2 min (p = 0.
Cultured human alveolar macrophages (AMs) produce tumor necrosis factor (TNF-[alpha] and proinflammatory cytokines such as granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and IL-1 after phagocytosing PM.
111) Incubated in the presence of 10 [micro]g iodide/100 ml of incubation media, phagocytosing leukocytes concentrated inorganic iodide 300-fold to achieve intracellular concentration of 0.