Phagocytic cells


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Phagocytic cells

A cell that ingests microorganisms and foreign particles.
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The formation of ROS by phagocytic cells requires a high level of oxygen.
Ellis et al (1976) observed that the fixed and free phagocytic cells are involved in the clearance of colloidal carbon from the blood of plaice; it is therefore an active process.
The total number of phagocytic cells, and the phagocytes which ingested yeast cells in individual phagocytes, were determined to calculate the percentage of phagocytosis, and phagocytic index.
Testing of the Echinacea-derived polysaccharides in human subjects also demonstrated activation of phagocytic cells similar to that seen in mice (Luettig et al.
2) This enzyme, which is most abundant in phagocytic cells, generates superoxide and other oxidative compounds that are used by these cells to destroy microorganisms.
Innate immunity is composed of skin secretions, barriers to pathogen entry, phagocytic cells, and blood proteins that neutralize pathogens before or soon after they enter the body.
cruzi, have developed mechanisms of NO production inhibition, in order to promote their survival in the phagocytic cells (Piemont and Buchi, 2002).
3) In vertebrates, clotting and inflammation have diverged into the specialized functions of the platelets, phagocytic cells (neutrophils and macrophages), and several plasma protein systems (procoagulant proteins, complement proteins, proteins of the kinin system).
When a primary immune deficiency is suspected in a patient, it's often helpful to consider the patient's history and symptoms in terms of the four components of specific host resistance: antibody, complement, phagocytic cells, and cell-mediated immunity.
The improved blood circulation enhances the presence of oxygen, tissue nutrients and phagocytic cells and the removal of metabolic waste products.
The neutralization exerted by sCD14 precludes the interaction of LPS with membrane CD14 on phagocytic cells, which would trigger the inflammatory cascade.
1,2) In addition, the phylogenetically older innate immune system is also crucial for normal host defense and components that can be readily evaluated, include phagocytic cells (e.