Differential effects of the anti-inflammatory compounds heparin, mannose-6-phosphate, and castanospermine on degradation of the vascular basement membrane by leukocytes, endothelial cells, and platelets.

@article{Bartlett1995DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of the anti-inflammatory compounds heparin, mannose-6-phosphate, and castanospermine on degradation of the vascular basement membrane by leukocytes, endothelial cells, and platelets.},
  author={Martin Bartlett and William B. Cowden and Christopher Richard Parish},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
Recent studies suggest that heparin, mannose-6-phosphate (M6P), and castanospermine (CS) may mediate their anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting the passage of leukocytes through the subendothelial basement membrane (BM). In order to test this hypothesis, heparin, M6P, and CS were examined for their ability to prevent the in vitro degradation of a 35SO4-labeled extracellular matrix (ECM) by neutrophils, lymphocytes, endothelial cells (ECs), and platelets, the labeled ECM degradation products… CONTINUE READING