leukocyte leukocyte  /ˈlu kə ˌsaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system

Usage(s):

  1. A new disease had been discovered: leukocyte-adhesion deficiency.
  2. According to Samuel Baron, the Texas virologist, immune IF is 20 times more potent an antitumor agent than the interferon produced by fibroblast or leukocyte cells.

News

  • Certain inflammatory biomarkers associated with increased risk of COPD exacerbations

    Simultaneously elevated levels of the biomarkers C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and leukocyte count in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were associated with increased risk of having exacerbations, even in those with milder COPD and in those without previous exacerbations, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "Glycans mediate a variety of cell surface recognition events such as bacterial and viral binding to host cells and leukocyte adhesion during an inflammatory response," said Bertozzi. "In addition to their cell surface roles, glycans can...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Carolyn Bertozzi Source: All American Patriots (press release)

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