Talk:2009 Lecture 7

From Embryology

Three-dimensional analysis of vascular development in the mouse embryo. Walls JR, Coultas L, Rossant J, Henkelman RM. PLoS One. 2008 Aug 6;3(8):e2853. PMID: 18682734 PLoS link

Table below from Wikipedia

Type Microscopic Appearance Diagram Approx. %
in adults[1]
See also:
Blood values
Diameter (μm)[1] Main targets[2] Nucleus[2] Granules[2] Lifetime[1]
Neutrophil 75px 75px 54–62%[3] 10–12 multilobed fine, faintly pink (H&E Stain) 6 hours–few days
(days in spleen and other tissue)
Eosinophil 75px 75px 1–6% 10–12 bi-lobed full of pink-orange (H&E Stain) 8–12 days (circulate for 4–5 hours)
Basophil 75px 75px <1% 12–15 bi-lobed or tri-lobed large blue ?
Lymphocyte 75px 75px 25–33% 7–8 deeply staining, eccentric NK-cells and Cytotoxic (CD8+) T-cells [4] weeks to years
Monocyte 75px 2–8% 14–17 Monocytes migrate from the bloodstream to other tissues and differentiate into tissue resident macrophages or dendritic cells. kidney shaped none hours to days
Macrophage 75px 75px 21 (human)[5] Phagocytosis (engulfment and digestion) of cellular debris and pathogens, and stimulation of lymphocytes and other immune cells that respond to the pathogen. activated: days
immature: months to years
Dendritic cells 75px 75px Main function is as an antigen-presenting cell (APC) that activates T lymphocytes. similar to macrophages


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  4. Semester 4 medical lectures at Uppsala University 2008 by Leif Jansson
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