Das, Debjani; Aradhya, Rajaguru; Ashoka, D; Inamdar, Maneesha
The vertebrate reticuloendothelial system (RES) functions to remove potentially damaging macromolecules, such as excess hormones, immune-peptides and -complexes, bacterial-endotoxins, microorganisms and tumor cells. Insect hemocytes and nephrocytes - which include pericardial cells (PCs) and garland cells - are thought to be functionally equivalent to the RES. Although the ability of both vertebrate scavenger endothelial cells (SECs) and PCs to sequester colloidal and soluble macromolecules has...[Show more]
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