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To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.

Synonym: phagocytise.

Origin: L. Phagedaena, Gr Phago, To eat.

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... immune mechanisms enhance the innate ones. The functions of some antigen-presenting cells work in the opposite direction: e.g. macrophages phagocytose microbes in an "innate way" and dendritic cells randomly acquire antigens from their surroundings and these cells then present ...

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by biohazard
Tue May 24, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Immunology
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Views: 2342

How do T4 cells enter the brain?

... because of it's effects in alzheimer's disease, where you have all these protein aggregates in the brain and because of the microglia, which phagocytose and present these as antigens on their surface, T4 CELLS MUST BIND TO THEM AT THIS POINT TO INITIATE AN IMMUNE RESPONSE! But how the hell ...

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by Ewokboba
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How do T4 cells enter the brain?
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Views: 3547

Mitochondrion- Imprinted to DNA?

1. Getting into a cell was (and still is) pretty straightforward: many unicellular organisms (and some cells of multicellular organisms) even today phagocytose bacteria and other such particles. As a bacteria you only need to have either a bit of luck and get engulfed by a cell that for a reason ...

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by biohazard
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrion- Imprinted to DNA?
Replies: 9
Views: 6951

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