Phagocytosis of latex by neutrophil (peripheral blood, human)

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Title Phagocytosis of latex by neutrophil (peripheral blood, human)
Creator Poels, Lambert G.
Contributor Lambert G. Poels, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen; Paul H. K. Jap, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
Date 2007-12-01
Description Electron microscopy. The primary function of neutrophilic granulocytes is phagocytosis, ingestion of and destroying microbes or, as shown here, of latex particles. Several electron-light latex particles (1) (with a dense core) are internalized after incubation of free circulating granulocytes with a latex suspension. (2) nuclear lobes; few blunt filopodia (3). There are still abundant primary and secondary granules (4), there is no direct evidence of a degranulation effect as latex particles will be individually internalized but appear very difficult to be degraded by these phagocytes. At (5) a large phagolysosome in which five latex particles are collected. (6) indicates free circulating latex particles.
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Blood & Bone Marrow Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6h73j27
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 891018
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