Frankie M Griffin

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These experiments were designed to evaluate the role of macrophage plasma membrane receptors for the third component of complement (C) and for the Fc portion of IgG in the ingestion phase of phagocytosis. Sheep erythrocyte (E) were coated with anti-E IgG [E(IgG)]; these E(IgG) were then attached to cultivated monolayers of mouse peritoneal macrophages under(More)
Hypertriglyceridemic (HTG) serum, lipolyzed in vitro by purified bovine milk lipoprotein lipase, was found to be cytotoxic to cultured macrophages. Surviving macrophages contained numerous lipid inclusions similar to those found in foam cells. Individual lipoprotein fractions isolated from the lipolyzed HTG serum, including HDL, were also cytotoxic.(More)
We have examined the effect of the distribution of anti-immunoglobulin IgG molecules on the surface of bone marrow-derived lymphocytes upon the interaction of these cells with macrophages. Lymphocytes which were diffusely coated with antibodies to surface immunoglogulin were ingested by macrophages. Lymphocytes which had the same number of(More)
A method of attaching mouse RBCs to mouse macrophages is described. Both cell types were coated with rabbit anti-mouse macrophage F(ab')(2), and cross-linkage of cells was effected with sheep F(ab')(2) directed against rabbit F(ab')(2). 98% of macrophages attached an average of 11 RBCs each. Attachment occurred at 37 degrees C and was stable for at least 4(More)
We have examined the roles of Fc receptors and complement receptors in mediating the interaction of sensitized sheep erythrocytes (E) with activated and with nonactivated mouse peritoneal macrophages. Both activated and nonactivated macrophages ingest IgG-coated erythrocytes [E(IgG)]; activated cells intest 1.5-2 times as man E(IgG) as do nonactivated(More)
We have previously reported that treatment with a unique lymphokine enables resident mouse peritoneal macrophages to phagocytize via their complement receptors and we have presented evidence that the lymphokine act by enabling complement receptor engagement by C3b ligands to generate a phagocytic signal, thereby linking the cell surface binding event with(More)
The function of complement receptors of mouse peritoneal macrophages was converted in vitro from mediating only attachment of macrophage complement receptor function was achieved by treating freshly explanted macrophages with supernates from cultures containing T lymphocytes and appropriately triggered macrophages. Fc receptor-mediated phagocyctosis by(More)
  • F M Griffin
  • 1981
I have studied the roles of macrophage Fc and C3b receptors in the cell's interaction with encapsulated Cryptococcus neoformans and have defined the effects of a lymphokine that enhances macrophage complement receptor function, the effects of ingestion of soluble immune complexes, and the effects of corticosteroid treatment upon the ability of macrophages(More)
Human neutrophil Fc receptor-mediated phagocytosis can be markedly enhanced by a low m.w. (less than 10,000) heat-labile cytokine(s) derived from specifically stimulated human mononuclear cells and from a human T cell line, MO(t). PMN incubated with supernatant from control mononuclear leukocyte (MNL) culture bound EIgG (percentage of rosettes = 73.7% +/-(More)