Journal article

PHORBOL ESTER-STIMULATED SUPEROXIDE PRODUCTION BY MURINE BONE MARROW-DERIVED MACROPHAGES REQUIRES PREEXPOSURE TO CYTOKINES

WA PHILLIPS, JA HAMILTON

JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY | AMER ASSOC IMMUNOLOGISTS | Published : 1989

Abstract

Murine resident peritoneal macrophages (RPM) generate superoxide (O2-) in response to stimulation with PMA or zymosan. Murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMM) generate O2- in response to zymosan but not PMA. However, the ability to generate O2- in response to PMA could be induced in BMM by pre-exposing the cells to certain cytokines, including granulocyte-macrophage CSF (GM-CSF), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), IFN-gamma, and, to a lesser extent, IL-1 alpha. Bacterial LPS also induced the ability to respond to PMA. These same agents were also shown to prime RPM for enhanced PMA-induced respiratory burst. In contrast to GM-CSF, CSF-1 did not enhance the ability of BMM or RPM to ..

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