Function and Fate of Human Granulocytes 

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Lead researcher
Professor Murray Clarke

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Participant re-contact

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University of Cambridge

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Granulocytes are a type of white blood cell that is important in inflammation and infection. To enable them to contribute to these processes they change from a relaxed state (quiescent) to an activated state, this occurs through a process called priming. This research project aims to determine the function and fate of these cells in vitro.  

Participation: 50 volunteers from the Cambridge BioResource took part in this study. The study participants attended the Cambridge BioResource facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus for a single appointment to give a 7.5ml blood sample.

Organisation: This study was organised by Dr Murray Clarke from the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and is situated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.