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Phagocyte

A cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms.A type of cell that is capable of [[phagocytosis, and may also discriminate between certain materials that it breaks down. Phagocytes are ideal as a means of cell defense because of their ability to break down particular [[pathogens with their powerful digestive enzymes.


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Re: Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.

Phagocyte has lysozyme where the phagocytosis occur.

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by mavis
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:35 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.
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Re: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?

Aptitude, that was a brilliant response. I was in microbiology class yesterday biting my tongue while the professor kept referring to B cells as phagocytes. Biology is all about using the proper terminology!

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by hymenoptera7
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:40 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?
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Re: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?

I just joined this forum. I tried to use one of the two facts, biology noivce, as my username, but it was already taken. Then I used the other, here by chance. I liked your clarification for phagocytosis and endocytosis - answered one of my long time questions. I have some further questions if you ...

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by aptitude
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:27 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?
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Views: 46400

Re: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?

I just joined this forum. I tried to use one of the two facts, biology noivce, as my username, but it was already taken. Then I used the other, here by chance. I liked your clarification for phagocytosis and endocytosis - answered one of my long time questions. I have some further questions if you d...

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by herebychance
Tue May 03, 2011 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?
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Views: 46400

Pathogen effect on Phagocytes

1/ sometimes yes, sometimes no 2/ It depends of the pathogen. Some pathogen have the ability to respond to the attempt of the phagocyte to kill them and will activate genes to try and prevent that. But not all have that kind of ability. 3/ Sadly yes phagocytes can be killed. Detailed ...

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by canalon
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Pathogen effect on Phagocytes
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