Granulocytic white blood cells (neutrophils), red blood cells and platelets
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Granulocytic white blood cells (neutrophils), red blood cells and platelets. Granulocytes are leukocytes with granules in their cytoplasm that contain destructive chemicals. Neutrophils are involved in inflammation and other immune responses. They assist in cellular defense (phagocytosis) of pathogenic microorganisms. Neutrophils travel from a capillary to infected regions where antibody / antigen complexes are located. A neutrophil destroys an antigen by engulfing it and injecting lethal chemicals. Macrophages will arrive later to consume any remaining debris. Neutrophils are involved in cellular defense (phagocytosis) of small pathogenic microorganisms. Magnification*: x1,000 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)