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A cellular component of the blood, especially of an invertebrate.
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(ˈhi məˌsaɪt)

a blood cell.
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cantonensis larvae presented histopathological changes, characterized by mechanical damage to cells and nonspecific cellular responses to the larvae, with amebocytes (hemocytes), fibroblasts, and pigment cells accumulated around larvae, encapsulating them in nodules.
"Furthermore, we believe that our method might be suitable for cells such as hemocytes that cannot be stored by a conventional cryopreservation method," Akiyama said.
To this end, transcripts for each of the three metazoan eIF4E family members and that of the eIF4E inhibitory protein, 4E-BP, have been identified and their expression in hemocytes of animals with various levels of CsRV1 infection measured using qRT-PCR assays.
This study aimed to determine the effect of five homeopathic treatments, that previously shown an immunomodulatory response (Ortiz-Cornejo et al., 2017), on growth, antioxidant system, hemocytes count and general condition index in Catarina scallop juveniles under laboratory conditions.
The etiology of secondary HLH includes infection (especially Epstein-Barr virus infection), autoimmune diseases, and malignancies.[5] The pathological features of HLH are mononuclear macrophages and tissue cells from the bone marrow, spleen, liver, or lymph nodes phagocytose hemocytes which form a phenomenon of hemophagocytosis.
Moreover, granulocytic hemocytes are able to participate in shell regeneration, which supports the cellular hypothesis stating that CaC[O.sub.3] and matrix proteins are formed in the hemocytes and transported to the mineralization area [23].
The primary immune cells involved in mosquito innate immune response are hemocytes [20].
While previous studies have identified key genetic markers and morphological changes, no study has yet focused on the hematological aspects of regeneration despite the major involvement of the remaining vascular system and the contained hemocytes in this process.
[46] includes tachyplesin, which is a peptide derived from a combination of 18 amino acids that was isolated from the hemocytes of the Japanese horseshoe crab, Tachypleus tridentatus.
Lebocins 3 and 4 could be induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and represent tissues-specifically in the fat body and hemocytes [21].
Prohemocytes decreased in treated insects was noted, which could be explained by their multiplication and differentiation as they represent stem cells all other types of hemocytes. The same phenomenon was observed by Halouane [5] who tested Metharhizium anisopliae on Shistocerca gregaria and Adama Coulibaly.
Interaction Between Lipopolysaccharide and Intracellular Serine Protease Zymogen, Factor C, from Horseshoe Crab (Tachypleus tridentatus) Hemocytes. J.