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Loss of Tumor Necrosis Factor Production by Human Monocytes in Falciparum Malaria after Their Maturation in Vitro


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Title: Loss of Tumor Necrosis Factor Production by Human Monocytes in Falciparum Malaria after Their Maturation in Vitro
Authors: Nagao, Takayoshi / Uemura, Haruki / Yanagi, Tetsuo / Oishi, Kazunori / Nagatake, Tsuyoshi / Kanbara, Hiroji
Issue Date: Nov-1996
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 55(5), pp.562-566; 1996
Abstract: In Plasmodium-infected mammals, phagocytosis and production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by monocytes and macrophages are prominent features. The present work aimed at clarifying the relationship between the maturation of human monocytes to macrophages and their TNF productivity and phagocytic ability in the presence of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes. Fresh monocytes produced a significantly higher quantity of TNF in the presence of schizont-infected erythrocytes than macrophages obtained by in vitro monocyte maturation on autologous serum, whereas phagocytic activity of macrophages was much higher than that of fresh monocytes. This indicated that the TNF-inducing factors from P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes could stimulate fresh monocytes, but not macrophages, to release TNF, regardless of their development of phagocytosis. Activation of macrophages by interferon-{gamma} could not recover their TNF productivity in the presence of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes, but it enhanced their TNF productivity in the presence of lipopolysaccharide(s). The TNF-inducing factors were contained mainly in erythrocytes infected with mature schizonts but not in erythrocytes infected with the younger stages of the parasites. Fractionation of infected erythrocytes revealed that both soluble and insoluble components almost equally contained those factors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/21863
ISSN: 00029637
PubMed ID: 8940991
Relational Links: http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/5/562
Rights: Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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