Massimo Amelotti

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It has been recently shown that Fas ligand (FasL) expression on islet beta grafts results in neutrophilic infiltration and graft rejection. In this study, we show that human recombinant soluble FasL is endowed with potent chemotactic properties toward human neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes (neutrophils) at concentrations incapable of inducing cell(More)
Studies comparing transfusion and nontransfusion patients suggest an increased risk of postoperative infections in transfusion groups. Supernatants of blood components have been shown to affect the function of T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. Here, we found that supernatants from stored red blood cells (RBCs) inhibit human neutrophil migration in(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN We investigated the in vitro responsiveness of neutrophils adherent to fibronectin (FN) and laminin (LM), toward natural pro-inflammatory and/or phagocyte-activating agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS Neutrophils from normal volunteers were layered on polystyrene wells precoated or not with FN and/or LM and tested for their ability of(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN In the present work, we studied the role of cell-derived adenosine in both the physiologic regulation and pharmacologic control of the exocytosis of azurophilic granules of neutrophils exposed to tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) and stimulated with some chemoattractants. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human neutrophils were pre-incubated in(More)
Human neutrophils incubated with the anti-HLA-DR mAb Lym-1, plus PMA, induced significant cytolysis of B lymphoma cells compared with Lym-1 and PMA alone. The effect of PMA was independent of the ability of the compound to stimulate neutrophil-respiratory burst. In fact, first, neutrophils from a patient with chronic granulomatous disease were cytolytically(More)
Human neutrophils, incubated with Cr51-labelled B lymphoblastoid Raji cells in the presence of the anti-target monoclonal antibody (mAb) Lym-1 plus formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) or tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), were found to induce significant C51 release, i.e. significant cytolysis. The lytic process was inhibited by mAb IV.3,(More)
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