17beta-estradiol inhibits NADPH oxidase activity through the regulation of p47phox mRNA and protein expression in THP-1 cells.

In this report, we demonstrate that NADPH oxidase is activated by tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plus interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in human monocytic cells (THP-1 cells) differentiated with phorbol ester (PMA) and that physiological concentration of 17beta-estradiol inhibits NADPH oxidase activity in THP-1 cells stimulated with TNF-alpha plus IFN… (More)