The Phagocytosis of Solid Particles

  title={The Phagocytosis of Solid Particles},
  author={Wallace O. Fenn},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  pages={311 - 325}
1. The rates of ingestion of quartz and carbon particles by leucocytes, when both are in suspension in serum, was compared with the availability of the two particles as predicted from the calculated chances of collision with the leucocytes, and it was shown that carbon is ingested about 4 times as readily as quartz. 2. The greater ease of ingestion of carbon was verified by a new method of measuring phagocytosis, described as the film method in which the cells ingest particles as they creep… CONTINUE READING