Effects of immune complexes, zymosan preparations and ionophore A 23187 on leukotriene formation in human leukocytes.


Incubation of human leukocytes with opsonized zymosan or IgG immune complexes led to a time dependent release of leukotrienes (LT) B4 and C4. After 3-4 min, the levels of LTB4 were 93 and 35 pmol/3*10(7) cells, respectively [corrected]. These amounts were 2-4 times lower than those released by leukocytes stimulated with the calcium ionophore A 23187. The… (More)