Induction of in vitro tumoricidal activity in alveolar macrophages and monocytes from patients with lung cancer.

Human alveolar macrophages (AMs) and blood monocytes were obtained from 65 smoking and nonsmoking normal volunteers and 29 patients with lung cancer. The oxidative metabolic response of these cells was measured by superoxide anion production after incubation with lipopolysaccharide. In addition, tumoricidal activity of AMs and monocytes was assessed against… CONTINUE READING