Specificity and the role of lysosomal hydrolases in molluscan inflammation.

@article{Cheng1986SpecificityAT,
  title={Specificity and the role of lysosomal hydrolases in molluscan inflammation.},
  author={Thomas C. Cheng},
  journal={International journal of tissue reactions},
  year={1986},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={439-45}
}
Evidence supporting the occurrence of the following phases of cellular inflammatory response in molluscs are reviewed: chemotactic attraction, surface recognition, endocytosis and/or encapsulation, and intracellular degradation. In each of these phases of cellular reaction to foreign substances, molecular specificity is involved or its occurrence is suggested. Therefore, the concept is advanced that inflammatory responses which have been referred to as "nonspecific" do not exist. In addition… CONTINUE READING