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Macrophages

Macrophages, alveolar

round, granular, mononuclear phagocytes found in the alveoli of the lungs. They ingest small inhaled particles resulting in degradation and presentation of the antigen to immunocompetent cells.


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In the chardakovs experiment...

... HIV attacks only T-lymphocytes. But, we have our innate immunity left and our B-lymphocytes go unaffected by HIV. The Natural Killer Cells,macrophages,interferons,etc.... we still have many defences left. Why dont we find a way to stimulate them????????????

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by lisaa
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:29 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In the chardakovs experiment...
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Overexpression

... escape mechanism. The advantages compared to other transfection reagents are: high transfection efficiency in hard to transfect cells like Primary macrophages as well as in standard cells, you can work with complete media (including FCS) without changing media, high reproducibility because Viromers ...

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by OliviaZ
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:45 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Overexpression
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Biology tests

... why the effects of an HIV infections could lead to the complete breakdown of immune function. For example if you had mentioned the T-helpers and macrophages you could have explained why these are essential for immune defence, and so why without them AIDS will happen.

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology tests
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Biology tests

... test was for example: What is aids? And I answered by writing about the HIV-virus, its functions (including GP120 and that it affects Th-cells and macrophages) and how it affects the body and the immunesystem. However my teacher added that I should had written about Th-cells' and macrophages' functions ...

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by finalfantasy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology tests
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development of unstable atherosclerosis

... into the boxes. 1. ↓ 2. ↓ 3. ↓ 4. ↓ 5. Plasmin causes the thrombus to detach from the endothelium Cholesterol is synthesised in the vessel wall Macrophages enter the arterial wall Fibrous cells and smooth muscle divide in the media. The endothelial surface ruptures Thrombocytes aggregate on ...

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by zak
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: development of unstable atherosclerosis
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