Journal article

PERIPHERAL-BLOOD MONONUCLEAR-CELLS STIMULATE N-ACETYL-BETA-GLUCOSAMINIDASE LEVELS OF HUMAN SYNOVIAL FIBROBLAST-LIKE CELLS

BJ CLARRIS, JA HAMILTON

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1985

Abstract

Fibroblast-like synovial cells isolated from intact joints of non-arthritic human donors released up to nine-times higher activity of the lysosomal acid hydrolase N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG) than controls when incubated in conditioned medium from homologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (MCCM). This increase occurred without decrease in cell numbers or other evidence of cytotoxicity. An increase in cell-associated NAG activity was also suggested, but this was not statistically significant. Indomethacin present during production of MCCM or added with MCCM to fibroblast cultures did not alter the response to MCCM, indicating that the effect of MCCM was not due to the presence of p..

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