Resident mouse peritoneal macrophages were incubated in Sephadex G-100 fractions of supernates from concanavalin A-stimulated lymphocytes. A significant effect of the lymphocyte supernatant fractions containing mediators on macrophage 5'-nucleotidase, glucose-1 14C oxidation, cell maintenance, and migration is reported. The 5'-nucleotidase was depressed to an extent similar to that seen in activated macrophages obtained from Listeria-infected mice. On the other hand, glucose-1-14C oxidation was enhanced, but not to the same degree as seen in the counterparts in vivo. Whereas migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and cell adherence-augmenting activity were found in a number of adjacent fractions, the metabolic effects were found predominantly in a single fraction. Resident peritoneal macrophages or those elicited by the injection of a lymphocyte-derived chemotactic factor were more responsive with respect to the biochemical changes than caseinate-elicited macrophages. On the other hand, caseinate-elicited macrophages appeared to be more sensitive with respect to the effects of mediator(s) on cell retention. A possible dissociation between MIF and cell-adherence augmenting activity, on the one hand, and the entities that stimulate glucose-1-14C oxidation is reported, based on fractionation studies, and loss of the latter activity upon storage of lymphocyte supernates.
Alteration of some functional and metabolic characteristics of resident mouse peritoneal macrophages by lymphocyte mediators.
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J K Lazdins, A L Kühner, J R David, M L Karnovsky; Alteration of some functional and metabolic characteristics of resident mouse peritoneal macrophages by lymphocyte mediators.. J Exp Med 1 September 1978; 148 (3): 746–758. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.148.3.746
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