TITLE

Differences in the effects of two hexachlorobiphenyls on superoxide generation by polymorphonuclear leucocytes stimulated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine and phorbol myristate acetate

AUTHOR(S)
Iwata, M.; Nishihara, Y; Watanabe, Y; Miyahara, M; Saeki, K
PUB. DATE
April 1994
SOURCE
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Apr1994, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The effects of hexachlorobiphenyls (HCBs) on superoxide (O2-) generation by guinea pig polymorphonuclear leucocytes were examined. 2,3,6,2',3',6'-HCB by itself had only a weak inductive effect on O2- generation. This compound, however, enhanced O2- generation stimulated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) about twofold, but not the generation induced by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). On the other hand, 3,4,5,3',4',5'-HCB suppressed O2- generation stimulated by both FMLP and PMA. The inhibitory potency of this compound was far greater with PMA (ID50, 5 microM) than with FMLP (ID50, 40 microM).
ACCESSION #
8002432

 

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