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hemocyte

[′hē·mə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cellular element of blood, especially in invertebrates.
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A copepod in an advanced stage of degradation was observed among the visceral connective tissues of one oyster, and its refractile and lightly acidophilic exoskeleton was densely surrounded by defensive hemocytes (Fig.
The objective of this work was to study motion activity and level of energetic metabolism of hemocytes of representatives of Dictyoptera order.
Aggregates of hemocytes and bacteria appear in hemolymph in response to microbial pathogens and then become trapped in the narrow hemolymph spaces of gills, where they are melanized and persist for a long time.
We investigated the immune role of mosquito blood cells ( hemocytes) against plasmodium infection and have found direct evidence that cellular differentiation of hemocytes into specialised cells retains long- lasting innate immune memory from the previous exposure and respond more effectively upon re- infection," Dixit said.
Immune gene discovery by expressed sequence tag analysis of hemocytes and hepatopancreas in the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, and the Atlantic White Shrimp, L.
Phagocytosis of Escherichia coli by insect hemocytes requires both activation of the Ras/ mitogen-activated protein kinase signal transduction pathway for attachment and beta3 integrin for internalization.
Discovery of immune-related genes expressed in hemocytes of the tarantula spider Acanthoscurria gomesiana.
Clavanins, [[alpha]]-helical antimicrobial peptides from tunicate hemocytes.
parkeri, 10 (20%) showed typical Rickettsia-like organisms within the hemocytes 3 days after injection.
In contrast, hemocytes remaining in the gills after chromotography consistently had less than 5% positive cells binding the latex beads.
Hemocytes act as an immune system for hard-shell clams Mercenaria mercenaria by phagocytosis of foreign particles.