Blood and lymph circulating cells: well-known systems, well-forgotten interdependence, Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Ekaterina I. Galanzha*
Philips Classic Laser & Nanomedicine Laboratories, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham St., Slot 543, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ekaterina I. Galanzha
Philips Classic Laser & Nanomedicine Laboratories
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham St., Slot 543
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 16, 2011; Accepted date: December 17, 2011; Published date: December 18, 2011
Citation: Galanzha EI (2011) Blood and Lymph Circulating Cells: Well-Known Systems, Well-Forgotten Interdependence. J Blood Lymph 1:e104.doi:10.4172/2165-7831.1000e104
Copyright: © 2011 Galanzha EI. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cells are basic units of life, and their diagnosis has already revolutionized many branches of biology and medicine. When cells are functioning in a whole organism, they often move through the body and their dissemination play key role in health and diseases. For instance, the deadly progression of cancers, infections and cardiovascular diseases, leading to more deaths (~65%) than other causes in the world, are mainly a result of cell dissemination including circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as the roots of cancer metastasis; bacteria as causes of infectious sepsis; and platelets as the important participants of heart attacks and strokes.