Nitric oxide production by coelomocytes of Asterias forbesi.


Vertebrate mononuclear phagocytes produce a plethora of molecules involved in host defense. Among the most potent are the reactive oxygen and nitrogen intermediates. Coelomocytes from invertebrates subserve many of the same functions. In order to determine whether invertebrate phagocytes employ reactive nitrogen intermediates, we investigated the effect of… (More)