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scavenger cell

  • n  a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
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  • Immunologists from the University of Bonn topple dogma
    An international team of scientists under the leadership of the University of Bonn disproves a dogma: To date, immunologists have assumed that the macrophages functioning as 'scavenger cells' can be classified into two different forms. In an extensive search, the researchers have now discovered that these immune cells turn into far more different manifestations. These findings also give rise to ...
    Feb. 14, 2014 - EurekAlert!

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