The Role of the Environment in Determining the Discriminatory Activity of the Human Phagocytic Cell

  • A. E. Stuart
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1)


A basic attribute of the reticuloendothelial system of cells is the capacity for discrimination — discrimination between old and new, living and dead, indigenous and foreign material. Some examples from pathology follow. They are all well known and each touches on the question of discriminatory activity.


Blood Group Human Macrophage Agglutination Titer Discriminatory Activity Immune Rabbit Serum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Stuart
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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