Nitric oxide release by hemocytes of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk was provoked by interleukin-2 but not by lipopolysaccharide.

@article{Novas2004NitricOR,
  title={Nitric oxide release by hemocytes of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk was provoked by interleukin-2 but not by lipopolysaccharide.},
  author={Ana Novas and Asunci{\'o}n Cao and Ramiro Barcia and Juan Ignacio Ramos-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={390-4}
}
As other marine and land mollusks, mussels have special cells in charge of the immune function called hemocytes. The activation of these cells leads to a series of events that end up in phagocytosis and in secretion of digestive enzymes that eliminate the pathogen. The production of nitric oxide is among the early activation processes. Contrary to what happens in cells of vertebrates and of other species of mollusks, in hemocytes of Mytilus galloprovincialis, LPS did not induce secretion of NO… CONTINUE READING

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