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Synonyms for pseudopodium

temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion

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Adjacent THP-1 cells interact with pseudopodia (Pp) and have abundant endoplasmic reticulum (ER).
The surface of the stolon is smooth and appears to be covered with a stable layer of exopinacocytes, which do not produce pseudopodia. Within the stolons, the time-lapse recording reveals active cell migration (Figs.
In control cells, irregular shapes were observed, such as triangles, polygons, and long spindles with different length pseudopodia. The cytoplasm was abundant and clear, and the nuclei were large and clear.
In the presence of inflammation, a large amount of activated PMNs may exert mechanical effects via their pseudopodia and release reactive oxygen species, causing damage to the intestinal barrier, mucosal edema and intestinal barrier dysfunction, which is an important mechanism of intestinal inflammation.
On the pure Ti implant surface, the MG63 cells presented a round cell body and a flat cytoplasm with few pseudopodia, indicating that the attachment and spreading of cells on this surface were difficult due to the hydrophobic nature.
However, an aggregation of the adhered platelets on the original PES membrane were deformed with extended pseudopodia. It was due to the improved hydrophilicity and the relatively low protein adsorption on the modified membranes.
With the increase of the incubation time, cells extended pseudopodia and started spreading.
Platelet activation causes changes in platelet morphology and formation of pseudopodia. The enlarged platelets with lots of pseudopodia differ in the size, possibly affecting the platelet distribution.
BM smear showed 78% middle-size blasts with occasional pseudopodia, characterized by the following antigen expression as detected by FCM: CD45dlm [CD4.sup.+] [CD10.sup.+] [CD38.sup.+] [CD45RA.sup.+] [CD56.sup.+] [CD123.sup.+] [HLADR.sup.+]; [CD2.sup.-/+] [CD7.sup.-/+] [TdT.sup.-/+]; [CD1a.sup.-] [CD3.sup.-] [CD5.sup.-] [CD8.sup.-] [CD11b.sup.-] [CD11c.sup.-] [CD13.sup.-] [CD14.sup.-] [CD15.sup.-] [CD16.sup.-] [CD19.sup.-] [CD20.sup.-] [CD22.sup.-] [CD25.sup.-] [CD33.sup.-] [CD34.sup.-] [CD36.sup.-] [CD64.sup.-] [CD66c.sup.-] [CD117.sup.-] [CD138.sup.-] [CD235a.sup.-] [cytCD3.sup.-] [cytCD22.sup.-] [cytCD41.sup.-] [cytCD61.sup.-] [cytCD79a.sup.-] [cytMPO.sup.-] (Figure 5).
The moderately active, amoebic trophozoites, with changing-shape, characteristic ectoplasm, and blunt pseudopodia, were identified as Entamoeba gingivalis; these measured 5-15 [micro]m x 20-35 [micro]m and were detected mainly in dental pockets.
Acanthamoeba were characterized according to cyst (wrinkle double walled) and trophozoites (Acanthopodia and Pseudopodia) morphology.
Wound contraction now occurs due to the contraction of pseudopodia. This is an important event in the reparative process that approximates the wound edges [59,60].
Testate amoebae represent one of these groups, a polyphyletic group of free-living protozoa, characterized by the ability to build shells (Adl et al., 2012), through which the pseudopodia protrude for locomotion or feeding (Porter & Knoll, 2000; Smith, Bobrov, & Lara, 2008).
(19) Mean platelet volume is a marker of platelet activation, because larger platelets have more and larger pseudopodia, making them more reactive than smaller ones, resulting in an enhanced production rate.
The tumor extends through normal glandular parenchyma in the form of finger-like pseudopodia, but this is not a sign of malignant transformation.