amebocyte


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a·me·bo·cyte

(ă-mē'bō-sīt),
1. A wandering cell found in invertebrates.
2. Obsolete term for leukocyte.
3. An in vitro tissue culture leukocyte.
[ameba, + kytos, cell]

amebocyte

/ame·bo·cyte/ (ah-me´bo-sīt″) ameboid cell.

amebocyte

(ə-mē′bə-sīt′)
n.
Variant of amoebocyte.

amebocyte

(1) An obsolete term for a macrophage. 
(2) A migratory leukocyte in invertebrates—e.g., echinoderms, mollusks and sponges.

a·me·bo·cyte

(ă-mē'bŏ-sīt)
1. A wandering cell found in invertebrates.
2. An in vitro tissue culture leukocyte.
Synonym(s): amoebocyte.
[ameba, + kytos, cell]

amebocyte

a cell showing ameboid movement.
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This assay utilizes the highly sensitive and specific reactivity of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate to detect minute quantities of (1[right arrow]3)-[beta]-D-Glucan, which is normally found at low levels in the blood of a healthy human.
Among their topics are the epidemiological evidence, glucan-induced pulmonary inflammation in rats, organ distribution and degradation mechanisms of fungal beta-glucans in the body, and detecting and measuring the glucans with limulus amebocyte lysate-based reagents.
Then,in the 1960s,it was discovered that when bacteria was injected into the horseshoe crabs, one of the oldest forms of life on the planet, a massive clotting occur ed which resulted in the production of a substance known as Limulus Amebocyte Lysate or LAL.
In a range of body fluids other than blood, the detection of endotoxin with the limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) test can be reliably used as a marker of infection with gram-negative bacteria.
03 ng/mL (Limulus amebocyte lysate assay) by the manufacturer.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Seikagaku Biobusiness Corporation, ACC pioneered the use of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), used in the testing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics for the presence of potentially toxic endotoxins and glucans.
Growth performance: Endotoxin activity of procyanidin was tested by using Lumulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) and no detectable endotoxin was found (Holderness et al.
Before using the GA in experiments, the GA was checked for endotoxin presence by Limulus amebocyte lysate test (E-Toxate Kit; Sigma) following the manufacturer's guidelines.
CPPs measured the endotoxin content of ENM stock suspensions, as well as dispersions in PBS and tissue culture media, using the colorimetric Limulus amebocyte lysate assay (Lonza Inc.
Gram-negative bacterial endotoxins were undetectable by limulus amebocyte lysate (Associates of Cape Cod), which can detect as little as 0.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Seikagaku BioBusiness Corporation, the Company pioneered the humane use of the horseshoe crab blood extract, Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), used in the testing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics, for the presence of potentially toxic endotoxins and glucans.
Biomedical companies catch and bleed horseshoe crabs for the production of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), a product used for protecting public health (Berkson and Shuster, 1999).