Influence of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on the alveolar macrophage system.

@article{Guarneri1977InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on the alveolar macrophage system.},
  author={J J Guarneri},
  journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine},
  year={1977},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1215-24}
}
  • J J Guarneri
  • Published 1977 in The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
The influence of cigarette smoke on the numbers and viability of alveolar macrophages in the lungs of mice was determined by utilizing techniques for quantitating lung deposition of bacteria and alveolar macrophage harvest. Alveolar macrophages were obtained by pulmonary lavage. The studies were performed under basal conditions, after the inhalation of cigarette smoke and after exposure to bacterial aerosols and cigarette smoke in sequence. Macrophage yields were increased 1.1, 1.2, and 1.5… CONTINUE READING