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What is the function of basophils in blood?
Basophils are a type of white blood cell (leukocyte) that plays a role in identifying and destroying bacteria and foreign proteins. Basophils work along with other white blood cells to defend against the invading microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Where do basophils come from?
Basophils, like all blood cells, arise from stem cells in the bone marrow. They develop and differentiate through a process called hematopoiesis, during which blood cells specialize in their structure and function. They are released from the bone marrow into the circulating blood as mature cells.
What percentage of white blood cells are basophils?
Basophils account for between 0.5% and 1% of your total white blood cells. A normal absolute basophil count, calculated by multiplying the percentage of basophils by the total white blood cell count, is between 0 and 300 cells per microliter (渭L). 6.
How long do basophils circulate?
Basophils circulate in the blood and normally live for a few days before they degenerate and are replaced by new basophils. The blood cells produced in the bone marrow fall into the categories of red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells.