scavenger cell

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Synonyms for scavenger cell

a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

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Through its Biomedical Analysis division, SLIL is developing a breakthrough, patented discovery of the link between the macrophage cell (the scavenger cell of the immune system) and diseases caused by excessive cell proliferation.
Like LDL, or low-density lipoproteins, the remnants can be taken up by scavenger cells and lead to the process we call hardening of the arteries.
Bizzozero also concluded that the marrow was the site not only of blood formation but also of blood destruction, based on the erroneous assumption that large cells containing pigment granules were scavenger cells containing red cell debris.
In the new study, 12 patients will be treated with healthy scavenger cells, created in a laboratory from human embryonic stem cells.
University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely stimulates the body's natural scavenger cells to attack and remove Alzheimer's amyloid deposits in the brain.
As we age, scavenger cells under the skin, designed to remove topical skin debris and keep it wrinkle-free, become overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to do.
This protein, an enzyme, is a broad-spectrum bioscavenger found throughout the body--in the liver, small intestine, kidney, lungs, testes, and scavenger cells.