amebocyte


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amebocyte

[ə′mēb·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the wandering ameboid cells in the tissues and fluids of many invertebrates that function in assimilation and excretion.
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Phagocytes include hyaline amebocytes and macrophage-like cells, while cytotoxic cells include granular amebocytes and morula cells.
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.
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) analysis is widely used for ET measurement for environmental samples.
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.
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.
Endotoxin evaluation of eleven lipopolysaccharides by whole blood assay does not always correlate with limulus amebocyte lysate assay.
Endotoxin testing is done with the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay using either a kinetic assay or a gel-clot assay.
Particles were washed twice in 70% ethanol for 24 hours to eliminate a contamination with endotoxins and tested with a quantitative Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Assay (Charles River, Kent, United Kingdom) having set the detection level of < 0.
One method for detection of endotoxins is the so-called LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) test, which uses the clotting reaction of a lysate of amebocytes isolated from the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).