Erythrocyte catabolism by macrophages in vitro. The effect of hydrocortisone on erythrophagocytosis and on the induction of heme oxygenase.

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Phagocytosis of erythrocytes was studied in vitro in an incubation system consisting of rat peritoneal macrophages and antibody-coated (59)Fe-labeled erythrocytes. The system was characterized in terms of the rate and magnitude of erythrophagocytosis, determined by the interiorization of the (59)Fe label. On incubation of 150 x 10(6) macrophages with 75 x… (More)

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@article{Gemsa1973ErythrocyteCB, title={Erythrocyte catabolism by macrophages in vitro. The effect of hydrocortisone on erythrophagocytosis and on the induction of heme oxygenase.}, author={C Gemsa and C. H. Woo and Hugh H. Fudenberg and Roland M Schmid}, journal={The Journal of clinical investigation}, year={1973}, volume={52 4}, pages={812-22} }