In vitro aggregation of bovine neonatal neutrophils. A comparative study with adult cattle.

@article{Zwahlen1990InVA,
  title={In vitro aggregation of bovine neonatal neutrophils. A comparative study with adult cattle.},
  author={Roland D. Zwahlen and Daniel Robert Roth and Marianne Wyder-Walther},
  journal={Inflammation},
  year={1990},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={375-87}
}
Deficient in vitro functions of neonatal neutrophils have been reported in various species. They may be functionally related to the well-known susceptibility of newborn individuals to microbial infections. To evaluate an early step in the sequence of neutrophil activation, neutrophils from adult cows (A-PMN) and newborn calves (N-PMN) were stimulated with zymosan-activated plasma (ZAP) or with the lipid mediator platelet-activating factor (PAF): Aggregation was recorded kinetically in a… CONTINUE READING