RK Bretthauer

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The redox metabolism of myeloperoxidase-deficient rooster (chicken) polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) was analyzed by differential chemiluminigenic probes. Chicken complement-opsonified zymosan, a phagocytosable particulate stimulus, and phorbol myristate acetate, a chemical stimulus, were used to activate the PMNL respiratory burst. The two probes used(More)
Mild acid hydrolysis of phosphomannan secreted by the yeast hansenula holstii (NRRL Y- 2448) produces two phosphomannyl fragments which differ strikingly in their potency as inhibitors of pinocytosis of human beta-glucuronidase by human fibroblasts. The larger molecular weight polyphosphomonoester fragment is 100,000-fold more potent an inhibitor of enzyme(More)
Chicken heterophil polymorphonuclear leukocytes (CPMNLs) have NADPH oxidase activity, but lack myeloperoxidase (MPO). Stimulation of CPMNLs by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate or chicken opsonified zymosan results in luminol-dependent chemiluminescence (CL) activity, which is small relative to that of human peroxidase-positive neutrophils (HPMNLs), as well(More)
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