Journal article

Coupling of neutrophil apoptosis to recognition by macrophages: coordinated acceleration by protein synthesis inhibitors

MKB Whyte, J Savill, LC Meagher, A Lee, C Haslett

JOURNAL OF LEUKOCYTE BIOLOGY | FEDERATION AMER SOC EXP BIOL | Published : 1997

Abstract

Onset of apoptosis in many cell types, including the neutrophil granulocyte, leads to recognition and ingestion by macrophages, a key regulatory step in clearance of inflammatory cells from inflamed sites. These studies examined the requirement for protein synthesis in neutrophil apoptosis and in the recognition of apoptotic neutrophils by monocyte-derived macrophages. Treatment with cycloheximide or actinomycin D produced a time- and concentration-dependent acceleration of apoptosis in populations of neutrophils purified from human peripheral blood. Both compounds caused significant promotion of apoptosis after 8 h (apoptosis was 7.7 +/- 2.9%, mean +/- SEM, in control populations, 57.5 +/- ..

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