coelomocyte

coelomocyte

[′sē·lō·mə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A corpuscle, including amebocytes and eleocytes, in the coelom of certain animals, especially annelids.
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Given the importance of a homeostatic balance of apoptosis in immunity, regulation of coelomocyte apoptosis could be significant to the sipunculan immune system, and several environmental factors could have an impact on the coelomocytes, thus triggering the apoptotic program.
2001; Brooks and Wessel, 2002), but it lacks any obvious structural evidence for coelomocyte transfer to the germinal epithelium of either sex.
We have previously shown that the drug BDM displaces the Arp2/3 complex from the coelomocyte edge and results in a retraction of the actin dendritic meshwork.
1996), and 1L-1-like molecules have been shown to stimulate echinoderm coelomocyte aggregation, which occurs in encapsulation (Beck and Habicht, 1991).
This lack of coelomocyte plugging may reflect the rapid closure of the relatively limited wound by the contraction of the circular muscles of the tubule peduncle.
Moreover, IL-1 stimulates phagocytosis and the proliferation of coelomocytes in invertebrate systems (Beck and Habicht, 1991).
Genotoxicity assessment of cobalt chloride in Eisenia hortensis earthworms coelomocytes by comet assay and micronucleus test.
Mitochondrial mass and membrane potential in coelomocytes from the earthworm Eisenia foetida: studies with fluorescent probes in single intact cells.
Lysosomal response of earthworm (Eisenia foetida), coelomocytes to the fungicide copper oxychloride and relation to life-cycle.
Evolution of the acute phase response: iron release by echinoderm (Asterias forbesi) coelomocytes, and cloning of an echinoderm ferritin molecule.