azurophil


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azurophil

 [azh-u´ro-fil]
a tissue constituent staining with azure or a similar blue aniline dye.

az·u·ro·phil

, azurophile (azh-ū'rō-fil, -fīl),
Staining readily with an azure dye, denoting especially the hyperchromatin and reddish purple granules of some blood cells.
[azure + G. philos, fond]

azurophil

/az·u·ro·phil/ (azh-u´ro-fil″) a tissue constituent staining with azure or a similar metachromatic thiazin dye.

azurophil

a substance that stains readily with an azure blue aniline dye. azurophilic, adj.

azurophil

adjective Referring to any substance or cell that stains with an azurophilic (blue aniline) dye—e.g., azurophilic cell, azurophilic granule.
 
noun Any substance or cell that stains with an azurophilic (blue aniline) dye—e.g., azurophilic cell, azurophilic granule.

az·u·ro·phil

, azurophile (azh'ŭr-ō-fil, -fīl)
Staining readily with an azure dye, denoting especially the hyperchromatin and reddish-purple granules (i.e., azurophilic granules) of certain blood cells.
[azure + G. philos, fond]

azurophil

a tissue constituent staining with azure or a similar metachromatic thiazine dye.
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Importantly, granule contents are also released according to a hierarchy, with secretory granules being the most readily exocytosed and azurophil granules only undergoing partial exocytosis [38].
The cytoplasm of the cells that contain faggots is often clear and pale staining but may also contain azurophil granules.
Furthermore, [alpha]-defensin has not been detected in mouse neutrophils, (32) while human [alpha]-defensin is a major component of azurophil granules of human neutrophils.
Identification of constituents of human neutrophil azurophil granules that mediate fungistasis against histoplasma capsulatum.
Neutrophil elastase, a serine protease, is normally located within azurophil granules of neutrophils and degrades Gramnegative bacteria and some other proteins such as coagulation proteins, growth factors, extracellular matrix proteins, immunoglobulins, and complement proteins, as well as PML-RAR[alpha] fusion protein [11].
There is a strong and specific association of WG with presence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) to a defined target antigen, proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA), which is present within primary azurophil granules of neutrophils and lysozymes of monocytes (2).
Hypochlorous acid generated by the concerted activity of membrane-bound NADPH oxidase and azurophil granule myeloperoxidase of the neutrophil produces luminol chemiluminescence.
The morphological characterists frequently observed in the thrombocytes of this animal are: the presence of only one azurophil and voluminous granule clearly visible and vacuoles in one or both poles of this cell, like those observed by Janzarik (1981) and Bertram (1998) who characterized the thrombocytes morphologic and immuncytochemically.
The lysosomal membrane glycoproteins Lamp-1 and Lamp-2 are present in mobilizable organelles, but are absent from the azurophil granules of human neutrophils.
Although erythrocytes, thrombocytes, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes are morphologically similar in reptiles, there are notable species differences in heterophils and azurophils (45).
Heterophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, azurophils, and basophils were differentiated out of 100 cells counted.