The role of macrophages in the reproductive tract of mammals: from Paul Ehrlich to modern reproductive immunology

Labor in mammals leads to the exit of sterile fetus under normal conditions , to the external environment of the uterus , where the baby is exposed to even a number of dangers associated with its immediate contact with a variety of infectious agents (bacteria , viruses and / or pathogenic fungi ) . The immune system in which macrophages are an important component , the body tries to protect not only against pathogens , but other factors posing a danger to the body.

Symptoms of programmed cell death during the development of the plant

Selective elimination of cells is a prerequisite for the proper conduct of plant development . It plays an important role in embryogenesis and mature organ homeostasis . In some cases, degradation of the protoplast still allows proper functioning of the components of the tissue. The symptoms described apoptosis was also observed in the animals during the degradation of plant cells and tissue . Despite the similarities in the course of these processes has been postulated that apoptosis is not a form of plant cell death , and then the changes appearing is referred to as apoptosis - like.

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