Interleukin-1-induced lung neutrophil accumulation and oxygen metabolite-mediated lung leak in rats.

We found that intratracheal administration of recombinant interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1) into rats rapidly (< 5 h) increased neutrophils in lung lavages and caused an acute edematous lung injury which was reflected by lung albumin accumulation (lung leak) and histological abnormalities (perivascular cuffing). These IL-1-dependent processes were inhibited by… CONTINUE READING