[Immunomodulation by leukocytolysis. On the significance of lectin-polysaccharide complexes].


Polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMNs) are thought to function only as phagocytes. The ability of PMNs for a physiologically lysis has not been noticed so far. Therefore, PMNs are not only a clamp between the specific and unspecific immune system but an important regulator of the homoeostasis. All immune modifiers therapeutically used seem to stimulate the… (More)