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(Science: anatomy) An organ that produces lymphocytes, filters the blood, stores blood cells and destroys those that are aging. It is located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach. A large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses.This lymphoid tissue is primarily concerned with blood cells, being the site of production of [[lymphocytes which regulates the volume of blood cells in the blood stream and removes defective cells. It also actsa as a reservoir for blood and is the site where red blood cells reaching the end of their functional life are broken down.

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Re: immunoglobulins

... by lymphocytes and plasma cells and found in the serum and in other body fluids and tissues, including the urine, spinal fluid, lymph nodes, and spleen. Each immunoglobulin molecule consists of four polypeptide chains: two heavy chains (H chains) and two light chains (L chains). There are five ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: immunoglobulins
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Get neutrophils from mouse liver and spleen

Hi everyone, I am looking for a process to recover neutrophils from mouse tissues (liver and spleen). Is someone have some advices or a protocol ? Thank you ! Aurélie

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by aureliegineste
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get neutrophils from mouse liver and spleen
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un even development of muscle

... based on morphology, we have assymmetry on the anatomical and physiological level 1. heart is always in the left or one side 2. Organs like spleen, liver and looping of intestine is always on the one side right or left 3. even human brain has right and left assymmetry, they divide tasks ...

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by balamurugan3
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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Bio Research Paper Writing

... 17), and have never been the same since. I was nearly bed-ridden for the better part of six months. Since then, I have had ongoing issues with my spleen, severe chronic fatigue, auto-immune issues, and joint pain/inflammation. I have a positive ANA and an elevated Sed Rate. Most recently I've ...

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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
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Topic: Bio Research Paper Writing
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Intrinsic apoptosis in erythrocytes

I have no idea about this, but to my knowledge they are taken in the spleen and destroyed. Taking into account that they are alive only like 120 days, they probably do not need any kind of cell death.

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by JackBean
Wed May 02, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Intrinsic apoptosis in erythrocytes
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