Induction of cell-associated chemokines after endotoxin administration to healthy humans.

Erythrocytes express the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines. Endotoxin injection into humans induced high levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8), growth-related oncogene alpha, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 in circulating erythrocytes. IL-8 was also recovered from mononuclear and polymorphonuclear cells. Cell-associated chemokines may more accurately… CONTINUE READING