macrophage


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macrophage

[′mak·rə‚fāj]
(histology)
A large phagocyte of the reticuloendothelial system. Also known as a histiocyte.
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Macrophage phenotypes have been shown to express different receptors and produce different cytokines, and TAMs represent a subset of alternatively activated (M2) macrophages induced by [Th.
sativa extracts were based on a dose-dependent manner, so that both the extracts were compeletly able to inhibit the growth rate of amastigote forms within macrophage cells at different concentrations of [greater than or equal to] 100 [micro]g/ml (Fig.
In the study, the authors used macrophages, a type of immune cell that helps collect and remove used molecules and cell debris from the body.
These small proteins, called antimicrobial peptides, kill bacteria and recruit macrophages and other immune system cells to the wound site.
The data suggest that although androgenic hormones tend to suppress vascularity, vascularity was highly correlated to macrophage counts in all treatment groups.
The new approach inserts tiny magnetic particles into the macrophages which can be moved by an external magnet, dragging the cells with them.
The researchers took macrophage cells from 76 obese diabetic hypertensive patients with vitamin D deficiency as well as 4 different control groups: 15 obese diabetic hypertensive patients with normal vitamin D; 25 obese non diabetic hypertensive patients with vitamin D deficiency; 10 non obese, non diabetic, non hypertensive patients with vitamin D deficiency; and 10 non obese, non diabetic, non hypertensive patients with normal vitamin D.
Peritoneal macrophage cultures: TG-elicited macrophages were harvested 3-4 days after i.
cruzi by macrophages treated with Canova[R], as well as the production of macrophage mediators.
But 39 proteins shot up in number during bacterial colonization of macrophages, and of those, a handful or so--including STM3117--responded specifically to a macrophage protein associated with resistance to microbial infection.
The evaluation of the proportion of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, macrophages, T lymphocytes, and B lymphocytes, as well the relative proportion of neovascularization in skin tissue specimens, was determined by quantitative image analysis (22).
To the Editor: Coagulation abnormalities in systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) could be due to two different pathogenic mechanisms; one caused by vasculitis and the other induced by macrophage activation syndrome (MAS).

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