Measurement of the Activity of the Reticuloendothelial System

  • Alois Nowotny


Innate immunity is largely influenced by cellular factors in the animal body. The most important of these is phagocytosis by the reticuloendothelial system (RES). The cells and tissues of the RES constitute a vast and widely disseminated apparatus which effectively filters foreign materials from the circulating blood as it passes through organs containing RE tissue (Aschoff, 1924). In this experiment, living bacteria will be used as an indicator to determine where in the body they are removed from the circulation of the mouse (Bull, 1915) (Kerby et al., 1950).


Serratia Marcescens Reticuloendothelial System Bacterial Endotoxin Swiss Albino Mouse Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alois Nowotny
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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