Phospholipid metabolism in human neutrophils activated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine. Degranulation is not required for release of arachidonic acid: studies with neutrophils and neutrophil-derived cytoplasts.

@article{Wynkoop1986PhospholipidMI,
  title={Phospholipid metabolism in human neutrophils activated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine. Degranulation is not required for release of arachidonic acid: studies with neutrophils and neutrophil-derived cytoplasts.},
  author={E M Wynkoop and M. Johan Broekman and Helen M. Korchak and Aaron J. Marcus and Gerald Weissmann},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={236 3},
  pages={829-37}
}
Neutrophils respond to chemoattractants by aggregating, degranulating, remodelling of phospholipids and releasing arachidonic acid. To determine whether ligand-induced remodelling of phospholipids depends on redistribution of intracellular organelles (degranulation), we compared phospholipid remodelling of human neutrophils with that of neutrophil-derived cytoplasts. Cytoplasts, organelle-depleted vesicles of cytosol surrounded by plasmalemma, cannot degranulate. Without a stimulus, [3H… CONTINUE READING