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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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 lysosomal membrane glycoproteins Lamp-1 and Lamp-2 are present in mobilizable organelles, but are absent from the azurophil granules of human neutrophils.
Heterophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, azurophils, and basophils were differentiated out of 100 cells counted.