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phagocyte

(făg`əsīt'): see bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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phagocyte

[′fag·ə‚sīt]
(cell and molecular biology)
An ameboid cell that engulfs foreign material.

phagocyte

an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
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Mice lacking gut CX3CR1+ phagocytes turned out to be far more susceptible to intestinal disease than mice that still had the antifungal cells.
Assembly of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase: binding of Src homology 3 domains to proline-rich targets.
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a relatively rare genetic disorder characterised by defect in respiratory burst activity of phagocytes that is associated with intracellular killing of phagocytosed microorganisms.
If nagalase can be disrupted, then the phagocytes of the immune system would be able to proceed with lysing of the fermenting cell.
Key players are the complement system and professional phagocytes.
Phagocytes (neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) engulf extracellular pathogens and destroy them by intracellular killing mechanisms.
The resultant effects of skin bleaching and phagocytes activation in response to infections have not been studied in Nigerians using bleaching agents.
In laboratory experiments, phagocyte blood cells that kill and ingest foreign invaders became more effective after being exposed to statins.
It has been well known that nutrients, such as proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals could affect phagocyte function (Fletcher et al.
MRP8/14, a marker of phagocyte activity, indicates subclinical inflammation and identified patients with an increased risk of relapse in whom therapy may not be safely stopped," said Dr.