Leukocyte

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

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

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Leukocyte Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The job of white blood cells (also called leukocytes) is to fight infections and cancer. They also remove poison, waste and damaged cells from the body.

The number of white blood cells increases when a person is fighting infection or disease and decrease when a person is healthy.



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  • γδ T cells may play a role in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
    ( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) New research in mice suggests that an unusual type of immune cell called 'γδ T cells' may be a new drug and research target for treating or preventing type 2 diabetes caused by obesity. The research report, appearing in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggests that Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
  • New study challenges link between HLA class I hyperexpression in pancreas, type 1 diabetes
    The cause of type 1 diabetes remains unknown. Several studies using immunohistochemistry (IHC) have independently reported hyperexpression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I on pancreatic islet cells in young patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes. Investigators have therefore suggested that HLA hyperexpression may be an important first step in the devel Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
  • Cell-Sci updates Phase 3 enrollment numbers
    Cell-Sci ( CVM +6.6% ) reports that it enrolled almost 200 patients in its Phase 3 study evaluating Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, injection) for the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. Total enrollment was 328 as of December 31. Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'

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