Oxidative response of human neutrophils, monocytes, and alveolar macrophages induced by unopsonized surface-adherent Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Devalon1987OxidativeRO,
  title={Oxidative response of human neutrophils, monocytes, and alveolar macrophages induced by unopsonized surface-adherent Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={M L Devalon and Graham R. Elliott and Warren E. Regelmann},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1987},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={2398-403}
}
In contrast to results with bacterial suspensions, phagocytosis of unopsonized bacteria readily occurs when bacteria are adhered to glass or plastic surfaces. However, in contrast to neutrophils, alveolar macrophages produced much less DNA denaturation as measured by acridine orange metachromasia of phagocytized Staphylococcus aureus. We have studied the phagocytosis of unopsonized surface-adherent S. aureus and the subsequent production of reactive oxygen species by peripheral blood… CONTINUE READING