Hypoxia and endotoxin induce macrophage-mediated suppression of fibroblast proliferation.

Cellular mechanisms and environmental factors contributing to wound failure following shock and wound contamination are unclear. The activation of macrophages by exposure to hypoxia (pO2 less than 20) and/or lipopolysaccharide (10 micrograms/ml) in vitro was investigated for its effect on macrophage regulation of fibroblast proliferation. The effect on… CONTINUE READING