The Role of Lysosomal Hydrolases in Molluscan Cellular Response to Immunologic Challenge

  • Thomas C. Cheng
Part of the Comparative Pathobiology book series (CPATH, volume 4)


Although considerable new information has been contributed in recent years to our knowledge of the biochemistry and physiology of phagocytosis by invertebrate hemocytes, especially those of insects and molluscs (see Cheng, 1975, and Anderson, 1977, for reviews), little new information has been contributed to our understanding of what is generally considered a second type of cellular reaction in molluscs to invading nonself materials, i. e., encapsulation or granuloma formation. Since the comprehensive review of what is known about this process and related phenomena in molluscs by Cheng and Rifkin (1970), new inf ormat ion has been contributed only by Harris and Cheng (1975a,b), Harris (1975), Rachford (1976), Krupa et al. (1977), Cheng and Garrabrant (1977), and Cheng (1978).


Acid Phosphatase Lysosomal Enzyme Granuloma Formation Phosphoric Ester Schistosoma Mansoni 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. Cheng
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  1. 1.Institute for Pathobiology Center for Health SciencesLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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