Cellular clot formation in a sipunculan worm: entrapment of foreign particles, cell death and identification of a PGRP-related protein.

@article{Blanco2008CellularCF,
  title={Cellular clot formation in a sipunculan worm: entrapment of foreign particles, cell death and identification of a PGRP-related protein.},
  author={Guillermo Blanco and Emilio L Malchiodi and Mauricio C. De Marzi},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={156-65}
}
Clotting in animals having open or closed circulatory system comprises humoral and cellular mechanisms. Sipunculans are a small phylum of non-segmented marine worms that do not have a true circulatory system. These worms can form a cellular clot without transforming cell-free coelomic fluid into an insoluble mass. The clot may also contribute to immune response by entrapping foreign particles. We evaluated the formation of a cellular clot ex vivo in the sipunculan Themiste petricola after… CONTINUE READING