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Immunobiology. 2006;211(4):213-36. Epub 2006 Apr 18.

Cell-mediated immunity in arthropods: hematopoiesis, coagulation, melanization and opsonization.

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Department of Comparative Physiology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18A, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract

The functions of hemocytes in innate immune response are reviewed with emphasized on their roles in coagulation, melanization and opsonization. Also the ways in which hemocytes are produced in and released from hematopoietic tissue are discussed.

PMID:
16697916
DOI:
10.1016/j.imbio.2005.10.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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