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The Neutrophil pp 125-147 | Cite as

Phagocytosis

  • Patrick Murphy

Abstract

It was well established before 1910 that phagocytosis is one of the main defenses against bacterial infection, and that neutrophils are aided in taking up bacteria by antibody and complement. Progress since then has consisted largely of filling in the details, and while a good deal of phenomenological information has accumulated, we are still far from being able to give a complete account of the process.

Keywords

Alternate Pathway Pneumococcal Pneumonia Complement Fixation Cobra Venom Opsonic Activity 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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