Activation of human granulocytes by arachidonic acid: its use and limitations for investigating granulocyte functions.

The effects of arachidonic acid on human granulocytes (polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes, PMN) were examined with respect to early events associated with activation of the superoxide (O2-)-generating system and its reactivation with other stimuli after the addition of fatty acid-free bovine serum albumin. As with other stimuli, O2- production occurred… CONTINUE READING