Effect of Chloramphenicol on Phagocytic Activity in Human Polymorphonuclear Cells

  • Nobuyuki Kitani
  • Yoshiyuki Kokubun
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 4)


Phagocytosis of microorganisms by human leukocytes plays an important and often decisive role in host’s resistance to infection. The phagocytic process may be conveniently divided into four distinct but interrelated phases such as Chemotaxis, opsonization, ingestion, and digestion.


Human Leukocyte Phagocytic Activity Polymorphonuclear Cell Final Cone Phagocytic Function 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuyuki Kitani
    • 1
  • Yoshiyuki Kokubun
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Ped. Jikeikai Univ. School. Med.Minato-ku, TokyoJapan

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