Effects of particulate and soluble cadmium species on biochemical and functional parameters in cultured murine macrophages.


Cultured murine macrophages (RAW 264.7) were used to evaluate the temporal relationships between cytotoxicity, phagocytosis, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and nitric oxide (NO) production, and alterations in expression of stress proteins after exposure to cadmium oxide (CdO) or cadmium chloride (CdCl(2)), particulate and soluble forms of cadmium… (More)