Scheibenbogen, C. and Moser, H. and Krause, S. and Andreesen, Reinhard (1992) Interferon-gamma-induced expression of tissue factor activity during human monocyte to macrophage maturation. Haemostasis 22 (4), pp. 173-8.
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The expression of tissue factor (TF) during differentiation of human monocytes (MO) to macrophages (MAC) in vitro is investigated in this study. In MO, TF activity can be induced by the addition of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) as detected by Northern blot analysis and measured functionally as procoagulant activity (PCA), while IFN gamma alone has only marginal stimulatory activity. During in vitro differentiation of MO into MAC, however, there is a steady increase in IFN gamma-induced PCA with a maximum on day 7. While MO during the first 2 days in culture are more responsive to LPS, IFN gamma becomes the prominent stimulus for mature MAC. The response to IFN gamma is rapid with a peak within 6-8 h and a subsequent downregulation to baseline activity within 24 h. Our results demonstrate that IFN gamma can effectively induce TF in human MAC and that its expression is developmentally regulated during MO to MAC maturation in vitro.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Abteilung für Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||14 Apr 2010 05:17|
|Last Modified:||14 Apr 2010 05:17|