Tag: "scavenger" at biology news
New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes
...ill into nearby tissues, where they are "eaten" by scavenger
cells called macrophages. Thus, the MNPs become concentrated at the inflamed site and can be spotted by high-resolution MRI. In their recent study, the researchers applied the MRI-MNP technique to determine whether they could predict which mice wou...
Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity
...e critical antigen-presenting dendritic cells ?the scavenger
cells of the immune system that pick up and display self proteins that trigger the auto-aggressive T cell response, said Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, distinguished professor of metabolism and endocrinology at UCSF and senior author on the paper. Blueston...
Newly identified mechanism helps explain why people of African descent are more vulnerable to TB
...t microbes such as TB by producing nitric oxide in scavenger
cells of the immune system known as macrophages. H...nate immunity is the rapid immune response of host scavenger
cells to recognition of certain patterns of molecules found on pathogens, which has been retained in...
Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin
...iotics. It lives either as a dormant spore or as a scavenger
of decaying animal materials in the soil, and doesn’t interact with human or other large animal hosts for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally it gets into a living animal, via contaminated food or open wounds, leading to infant botulism or wou...