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microphage

 [mi´kro-fāj]
a small phagocyte; an actively motile neutrophil capable of phagocytosis.

mi·cro·phage

(mī'krō-fāj),
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte that is phagocytic.
See also: phagocyte.
Synonym(s): microphagocyte
[micro- + phag(ocyte)]

mi·cro·phage

(mī'krō-fāj)
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte that is phagocytic.
See also: phagocyte
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MicroPhage is hoping to market both uses for the technology to community hospitals and to offer the nasal tests to outpatient settings such as nursing homes.
The late phase on the other hand, is mainly mediated by bradykinin, leukotrienes, polymorphonuclear cells and PGs produced in tissue microphages (Antonio & Souza-Brito 1998, Cuman et al.
--The tongues of group 5 animals showed signs of lesions that included haemorrhage and microphages in the submucosal layer, a decrease in the thickness of the epithelium, and an increase in the number of apoptotic nuclei.
The virus, called "phiCA82," belongs to a group known as "microphages" and is the type of virus that naturally kills bacteria, Zsak says.
anthracis when exposed to microphages," said Camesano.
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(2008) also reported that dietary supplementation of chito-oligosaccharide appeared to improve the immunity of broilers by promoting the weight of the main immune organs, increasing immunoglobulin M (IgM) secretion, and stimulating microphages to release TNF-[alpha], IL-1, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IFN-[beta], and activating iNOS to induce NO.
To perform the FFF-CL-based CAF immunoassay, we mixed 100 [micro]g of antibody-coated microphages with 100 [micro]L of CAF calibrator and 100 [micro]L of CAF-HRP diluted in IB; this mixture was then injected into the flow FFF system.
Researchers have surmised that HIV targets macrophages, white blood cells abundantly present in the brain, and it is these virus-laden microphages that cause CNS cell destruction.
Deposit- and suspension-feeding benthos are microphages: they process particles in bulk and obtain their nutrition from items that are several orders of magnitude smaller than themselves (Yonge 1928, Fauchald and Jumars 1979, Jumars et al.
In addition, a number of microphages secreting bFGF, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and VEGF were shown to be associated with tumor angiogenesis.
In conclusion, dietary supplementation of COS appeared to improve the immunity of broilers by promoting the weight of the main immune organs, increasing IgM secretion, stimulating microphages to release TNF-[alpha], IL-1[beta], IL-6 and IFN-[gamma], and activating iNOS to induce NO.