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Mesothelial cells that line the peritoneal cavity are capable of producing several proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 and interleukin-8. Since they are the most numerous cell in the(More)
In the present study we examined whether mesothelial cells can ingest and digest bacteria. The results showed that all strains were ingested. Ingested staphylococci proliferated abundantly, and only(More)
Peritoneal macrophages (PMs) are very potent producers of proinflammatory stimuli, such as interleukin (IL)-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. After contact with invading micro-organisms,(More)
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