The immune system in action! This video shows how white blood cells attack a parasitic worm

The immune system in action! This 11-second video shows how white blood cells (eosinophils) attack a parasitic worm in 80 mins.



Eosinophil granulocytes, usually called eosinophils or eosinophiles, are white blood cells and one of the immune system components responsible for combating multicellular parasites and certain infections in vertebrates. Along with mast cells, they also control mechanisms associated with allergy and asthma. They are granulocytes that develop during hematopoiesis in the bone marrow before migrating into blood.

*****Watch more fascinating videos from Steven Rosen and colleagues [UC San Francisco (UCSF)] in their recent JEM study on the immune response to parasites.

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