amoebocyte


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amoebocyte

also

amebocyte

(ə-mē′bə-sīt′)
n.
A cell, such as a leukocyte, having amoeboid form or motion.

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]

amoebocyte

a type of cell found in the blood and other body fluids of invertebrates that is capable of AMOEBOID MOVEMENT within the fluid, and which often acts as a PHAGOCYTE.
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3] Nonstandard abbreviations: BD, Becton Dickinson; TNF-[alpha], tumor necrosis factor [alpha]; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; RBC, red blood cells; PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; MAPK, mitogen-activated protein kinase; IL, interleukin; MAP, multiple analyte panel; CCL, chemokine ligand; MCP, monocyte chemotactic protein; PTX3, pentraxin 3; bDNA, branched DNA; LAL, limulus amoebocyte lysate.
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It is a waste product produced during the preparation of Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL), a clotting agent used worldwide to test for bacterial contamination of pharmaceuticals and implantable medical devices.
All samples were first subjected to assays for endotoxin contamination (Limulus amoebocyte lysate method), which may stimulate immune cells, of which we found no evidence.
Comparison of the standard pour plate procedure and the ATP and Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate procedures for the detection of microbial contamination in intravenous fluids.
The Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay for environmental endotoxin levels was adopted as the standard assay of endotoxin detection by the U.
Samples taken before April 2001 were analyzed by the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay gel clot method from Associates of Cape Cod.
One example of the latter is the production of Limulus amoebocyte lysate, proteins from the blood of horseshoe crabs, used clinically to detect endotoxins in intravenous fluids.