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Receptor studies of human mononuclear leukocytes (MNLs) are complicated by the presence of contaminating platelets which have common receptors. A method was devised to produce MNLs free of platelets (less than 1%) and consists of sequential Ficoll-Hypaque gradients, a BSA gradient and a washing step. Lack of platelet contamination was confirmed by the(More)
Neutrophils pretreated with the chemoattractant formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine become unresponsive when re-exposed to the same ligand, a process termed desensitization. We have examined whether desensitization of transduction (Ca2+ mobilization) or of other cell functions (superoxide generation, enzyme release, or aggregation) occurs synchronously.(More)
Anti-immunoglobulin treatment of fura-2-loaded Daudi cells induces a calcium mobilization as judged by the increase in the fluorescence of the dye fura-2, AM. No calcium mobilization by N-fMet-Leu-Phe is observed in these cells. However, exposure of the cells to N-fMet-Leu-Phe after the first hit with anti-immunoglobulin (but not after soluble IgG) shows a(More)
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