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A cell, such as a leukocyte, having amoeboid form or motion.


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


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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MAFF scientists have published the protocols for four fully-validated tests: detection of irradiated herbs and spices using thermoluminescense technology; detection of irradiated bone-containing meat using electron spin resonance spectroscopy; detection of irradiated food containing fat by using 2-alkylcyclobutanone markers; and detection of irradiated poultry meat using the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate test in conjunction with a gram-negative bacterial count.
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All P-Dex preparations were tested for endotoxin contamination using the Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay (Seikagaku, Tokyo, Japan).
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.