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hemocyte

[′hē·mə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cellular element of blood, especially in invertebrates.
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The resistant snails showed many forms of tissue reactions against the parasite, including diffuse cellular infiltration with phagocytosis, granuloma formation, hemocyte rich nodules and focal thickening of the stroma.
Thus, this study aimed to compare the total and differential counts of hemocytes as well as the nitric oxide levels in resistant and susceptible populations of P.
These tubes were kept for 10 min, and then centrifuged at 10,000 rpm and 4[degrees]C for 10 min to remove the hemocytes. The supernatant representing the serum was pooled and used for HA assays against rabbit RBCs.
Lysozyme activity in the digestive gland and the phagocytic activity of hemocytes were measured as humoral and cellular immunological responses, respectively, using heat killed yeast cells as antigen for the phagocytosis assay.
Alteration of oyster gastrointestinal tract bacterial communities did not modify hemocyte parameters
Much of the initial work on immune responses in these animals was focused on the defensive properties of the hemolymph (Chu 1988, Cheng 1996), where antimicrobial factors (antimicrobial peptides, lysosomal enzymes, lectins) are synthesized in hemocytes (Mohandas et al.
PO is predominantly synthesized in hemocytes as a zymogen called prophenoloxidase (PPO) and released into hemolymph (insect blood) to perform functions [16].
BmCRT mRNA was specially abundant expressed in testis ovary and hemocytes but BmCRT protein was higher in testis and fat body than other tissues.
Hemocytes form the basis of insects' cell-mediated immunity.
B and C--one-week post-exposure snails, presenting many granulomatous structures (g) containing developing larvae (l), note the increase of interstitial spaces among the muscle fibers in the tissue, and part of digestive gland (dg); D and E--three-week post-exposure snails, presenting a granuloma (g) with many larval profiles (l) and a greater amount of collagenous fibers in the tissue near the granuloma, and another larva in a longitudinal cross section showing part of the sheath (s) around the larval body and intense hemocyte infiltration (ih); F--A general view of the cephalopedal mass region, with granulomatous structures with larval profiles in them (circle) without calcium presence.
In the crustacean hemolymph, three different hemocyte types are present: granulocytes, semigranulocytes, and hyaline cells, each of which plays a critical role in defense (Hose et al.