Erick García-García

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Phagocytosis is the process whereby cells engulf large particles, usually over 0.5 micro m in diameter. Phagocytosis is triggered by the interaction of opsonins that cover the particle to be internalized with specific receptors on the surface of the phagocyte. The best-studied phagocytic receptors include the Fc receptors (FcR) that bind to the Fc portion(More)
Various hemocyte cell types have been described in invertebrates, but for most species a functional characterization of different hemocyte cell types is still lacking. In order to characterize some immunological properties of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) hemocytes, cells were separated by flow cytometry and their capacity for phagocytosis, production(More)
The mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) has been shown to regularly occur at relevant concentrations in feed designed for aquaculture use, but little is known about the consequences of its presence on the organisms that consume the DON-contaminated feed. Previous studies indicated a down-regulation of pro-inflammatory responses in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) after(More)
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