Selective Depression of Phagocytes Intracellular Killing Activity

  • Daniela Iannello
  • Letterio Bonina
  • Demetrio Delfino
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 141)


Valid resistance to infections is the result of a number of complex interactions between infectious agents and host’s immune response. Virulence of microorganisms, genetic factors, host’s immune mechanisms may in different ways influence the infectious agent host relationship. Phagocytes, including polymorphonucleates and macrophages, are the final effector cells in the elimination of a variety of bacteria and fungi.l


Peritoneal Macrophage Listeria Monocytogenes Acridine Orange Latex Particle Phagocytic Activity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Iannello
    • 1
  • Letterio Bonina
    • 1
  • Demetrio Delfino
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of MessinaItaly

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