Cultured rat and purified human Pneumocystis carinii stimulate intra- but not extracellular free radical production in human neutrophils.

The production of free radicals in human neutrophils was studied in both Pneumocystis carinii derived from cultures of L2 rat lung epithelial-like cells and Pneumocystis carinii purified from human lung. Using the cytochrome C technique, which selectively measured extracellular superoxide generation, hardly any free radical production was observed after… CONTINUE READING