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Basophils

Basophils

granular leukocytes characterised by a relatively pale-staining, lobate nucleus and cytoplasm containing coarse dark-staining granules of variable size and stainable by basic dyes.


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Reading Blood under a microscope

... very small things shaped like shards of glass, often found in clumps. I think I can see some in the picture. You may also see eosinophils or basophils, but those are very, very rare. :)

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by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Reading Blood under a microscope
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Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses

... harmless allergens, whilst atopic persons have Th2-deviated (cytokines such as IL4) responses that promote IgE formation. IgE, in turn, binds to basophils and mast cells and when an allergen is bound by its specific IgE, it cross-links the FceRI receptors on surface of the basophil and causes ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses
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Re: Few questions about biology

... but a ready to be whatever cell that path needs: for example the white blood cell line can become many cell types in that line - lymphocytes, basophils, monocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, and dendritic cells). Other cells have a sweet short "life" and perform their ...

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by kolean
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:36 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Few questions about biology
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Composition of white blood cells.

... though this is quite rare in humans in general. Usually neutrophils are the most numerous, followed by lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils.

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by biohazard
Mon May 18, 2009 6:35 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Composition of white blood cells.
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Composition of white blood cells.

the latter is right. basophils are definitely the least abundant type of blood cells, and neutrophils are the most common.

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by MrMistery
Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Composition of white blood cells.
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