White blood cell phagocytizing bacteria video

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White blood cell phagocytizing bacteria video

Post by curt0909 »

I mixed a scraping of epithelial buccal cells and a drop of blood on the slide. The large amount of bacteria keeps the leukocytes very busy. Its fun to watch. The video is increased 5x normal speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvGVoxdy ... ature=plcp

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Post by arturoag75 »

Very nice video and grat subjects :lol:

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Excellent! I have not seen this before.


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Post by Chris_M »

Very interesting!

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Post by Cactusdave »

Nicely done. The video is very clear.
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Post by discomorphella »

Brilliant. I have seen confocal video of similar processes, but not from an amateur. I think you have your cell described correctly, although the nucleus appears more "monocyte" like in some of the video, there are clear fine divisions in between the segments, more like a neutrophil than a monocyte, and the granules are fairly pronounced. Now you can start selectively fluorescent staining the various vacuoles in the leucocytes and watching them kill off the bacteria.
Great video.


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Post by curt0909 »

Thanks for the comments. Discomorphella, I saw the same thing. In the beginning of the video it is hard to tell that it is a neutrophil... Any fluorescence will have to wait until I get some decent equipment that is fluorescence capable. Hopefully in the near future.

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