reticuloendothelial system

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reticuloendothelial system

[rə¦tik·yə·lō‚en·dō′thē·lē·əl ‚sis·təm]
(anatomy)
The macrophage system, including all phagocytic cells such as histiocytes, macrophages, reticular cells, monocytes, and microglia, except the granular white blood cells. Abbreviated RES. Also known as hematopoietic system; reticular system.
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Under normal conditions, IgA levels increase with a mucosal antigen-antibody interaction, and the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) (composed of neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages) removes the IgA complexes from the circulation by phagocytosis (Emancipator, 1998; Glasscock et al.
For the systemic administrations, NBTXR3 nanoparticles underwent phagocytosis mainly in the mononuclear phagocyte system.
These manifestations occur due to the deficiency of sphingomyelinase which blocks the degradation of lipid resulting in its progressive accumulation within lysosomes, particularly within cells of mononuclear phagocyte system.