Studies of the Biological and Molecular Basis of the Inhibition of Activity of Phagocytic Cells by Anthrax Toxin
Annual rept. 30 Sep 1984-30 Sep 1985
VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DIV OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
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Pretreatment with anthrax toxin inhibits priming of polymorphonuclear neutrophils by lipopolysaccharide or muramyl dipeptide, resulting in reduction in release of superoxide anion when the cells are stimulated with chemotactic peptide. The resulting attenuation of critical antibacterial activities of neutrophils may represent an important mechanism of virulence in Bacillus anthracis. Keywords Phagocytes, Superoxide Anion, Lipopolysaccharide Bacterial toxins.
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