Erythrocyte membranes inhibit respiratory burst and protein nitration during phagocytosis by macrophages.

Phagocytosis is associated with respiratory burst producing reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Several studies imply that erythrocytes can inhibit the respiratory burst during erythrophagocytosis. In this work we studied the mechanisms of this effect using control and in vitro peroxidized erythrocyte membranes. We demonstrated that autofluorescence of… CONTINUE READING