Effect of ascorbic acid on neutrophil functions and hypoxanthine/xanthine oxidase-generated, oxygen-derived radicals.

The chemiluminescence of isolated neutrophils, stimulated with N-formyl-L-methionyl-L-leucyl-L-phenylalanine, latex, lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli, zymosan A, or 4 beta-phorbol 12 beta-myristate 13 alpha-acetate was inhibited up to 99% by the dose-dependent oxygen radical scavenging activity of 6 mmol/l ascorbic acid. The chemiluminescence of… (More)