Human endothelial cells are activated by IFN-gamma to inhibit Toxoplasma gondii replication. Inhibition is due to a different mechanism from that existing in mouse macrophages and human fibroblasts.

@article{Woodman1991HumanEC,
  title={Human endothelial cells are activated by IFN-gamma to inhibit Toxoplasma gondii replication. Inhibition is due to a different mechanism from that existing in mouse macrophages and human fibroblasts.},
  author={J P Woodman and Isabelle Dimier and Daniel T. Bout},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1991},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={2019-23}
}
Toxoplasma gondii invaded and proliferated in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Preincubation of the human umbilical vein endothelial cells with human rIFN-gamma induced a high degree of inhibition of T. gondii replication, with the effect being dose dependent. In order to try to elucidate the inhibitory mechanism, we tested the presence of several factors that are known to operate against intracellular parasites in other cell types. We found, by means of a competitive inhibitor… CONTINUE READING