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

(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]
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To find an easy and efficient way to wipe off the bioburden, we examined three approaches (methods A, B, and C) with different flow rates and flushing durations, using common reagents (75% ethanol, water, and acetic acid), and checked the results using limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) clotting test.
Endotoxin levels in the samples were determined using the key quality characteristics limulus amebocyte lysate.
Plasma endotoxin concentration was determined by kinetic turbidimetric assay (Yokota et al., 1989), using reagent kit bought from Xiamen tachypleus amebocyte lysate Co.
In order to analyze concentrations of endotoxins and peptidoglycans, frozen filters were warmed up to room temperature and then subsequently eluted with 10 ml of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) reagent water (Lonza, Ltd., Basel, Switzerland) with 0.05% Tween 20 (Sigma-Aldrich, Ltd., Poznau, Poland) on a platform shaker Tetramax 1000 (Heidolph, Schwabach, Germany) for 15 min, and centrifuged with a force of 1000xg for another 15 min.
A Bacterial Endotoxin Test (BET), also referred to as a limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) test, is a biological assay used to detect and quantify the amount of endotoxin and is typically performed after the device is sterilized.
An aliquot (0.1 ml) of stock solution processed above was added to 0.1 ml Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) reagent, and the kinetic turbidity of the mixture was measured using a tube reader (Zhanjiang A and C Biological Ltd., China).
There is a range of tests available for detecting endotoxins including the Rabbit Pyrogen Test (RPT) and tests based on Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), which is derived from the blood cells of the horseshoe crab.
(9) The basis of the Fungitell assay relies on BG's ability to activate the limulus amebocyte lysate clotting cascade present in the blood of Limulus polyphemus, the North American horseshoe crab.
Their blue blood contains cells called Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) that, when used properly, can detect bacteria.
The endotoxin content of these preparations was negligible as determined by the limulus amebocyte lysate assay (Endos, USA).