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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The principle of LAL coagulation assay is based on the fact that endotoxin activates the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) pro enzyme, resulting in gel formation.
The Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay for environmental endotoxin levels was adopted as the standard assay of endotoxin detection by the U.
For the limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay, endotoxin-free magnesium chloride (MgC[l.
This species is also gathered for biomedical companies because its copper-containing blood is used to create a pharmaceutical product, Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) that is used to detect pathogenic endotoxins on medical devices and in injectable drugs (Novitsky, 1984; Mikkelsen, 1988; Levin et al.
This test is known as the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay and was first described by Levin and Bang in 1960's.
Endotoxin analysis is usually carried out using the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay.
Purity was assessed by endotoxin content (determined by chromogenic endotoxin assay, using a modified limulus amoebocyte lysate and a synthetic color-producing substrate), which was considered acceptable in concentrations <0.
In a successful second career as head of Associates of Cape Cod, Watson and company produced that extract--limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL)--which is used by hospitals and medical device producers worldwide to detect bacterial contamination and ensure safe products.
Endotoxin testing is done using the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay using either a kinetic assay or a gel-clot assay.
Chromogenic Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay for rapid detection of Gram negative bacteriuria.