Journal article

GLUCOCORTICOIDS AND PROSTAGLANDINS INHIBIT THE INDUCTION OF MACROPHAGE DNA-SYNTHESIS BY MACROPHAGE GROWTH-FACTOR AND PHORBOL ESTER

JA HAMILTON

JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 1983

Abstract

The tumor-promoting phorbol ester, 12-0-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate (TPA), stimulates starch-elicited mouse peritoneal macrophages to undergo DNA synthesis in vitro, apparently without the generation of an endogenous macrophage growth factor (MGF). No evidence was found for any synergistic interaction between TPA and exogenous colony stimulating factors (CSFs) for macrophage DNA synthesis. Low concentrations of glucocorticoids and also prostaglandins E1 and E2 suppress both the CSF-1-stimulated and the TPA-stimulated macrophage DNA synthesis; these same drugs inhibit the CSF-1-mediated and TPA-mediated enhancement of macrophage plasminogen activator (PA) activity. Thus glucocorticoids a..

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