Importance of direct hepatocytolysis by liver macrophages in experimental fulminant hepatitis.


When lipopolysaccharide was administered to mice that had been injected with heat-killed Propionibacterium acnes, most of them died of massive liver necrosis. Previously, we demonstrated that a soluble hepatocytotoxic factor released by liver adherent cells fully activated by both P. acnes and lipopolysaccharide was attributable to the late stage of this… (More)