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Phagocytes

Phagocytes

cells that ingest (and destroy) foreign matter, e.g. Microorganisms or debris, via phagocytosis, i.e. a process by which these cells ingest and kill offending cells by cellular digestion. They are extremely useful as an initial immune system response to tissue damage. Examples of these types are monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils.


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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

I want to point out, in regard to my last question, I understand the basic idea of t and b cells, y protiens and phagocytes but I'm not talking about acquired immunity, I'm talking about this; If a person contracts a virus that is harmful to others around them, yet they suffer ...

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.

Phagocytes white blood cells would probably provide the best opportunity to study lysosomes.

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by MarkHolland
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.
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Re: Are dendritic cells phagocytes?

Yes http://www.ask4biology.com/immunology/phagocytosis

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by mavis
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:10 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Are dendritic cells phagocytes?
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Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.

... this: Which type of cell would probably provide the best opportunity to study lysosomes? A. Leaf Cell of a Plant B. Nerve Cell C. Muscle Cell D. Phagocytes white blood cells Please provide the correct answer with a corresponding explanation to that. Thank you. JOHN MICHAEL ANGELO

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by jmpangelo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:34 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Answer this question. Coming from my module drills.
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Are dendritic cells phagocytes?

Well, hmmmh. Not sure what your textbook is, but the ones I checked quite explicitly labelled dendritic cells as "professional phagocytes" - meaning that phagocytosis is one of their primary duties. You could, for example, check Janeway's Immunobiology, which is a highly regarded ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:08 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Are dendritic cells phagocytes?
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