Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Modulates Peritoneal Mouse Macrophage Infection by Leishmania amazonensis

The effects of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on the infection of peritoneal mouse macrophages by Leishmania amazonensis were investigated. Prior to the infection, the parasites and/or the macrophages were treated with PAF and/or one of the following modulators: WEB 2086 (PAF antagonist), and the modulators of protein kinase C, phorbol-12-myristate-13… (More)