Polarized secretion of interleukin-8 by human mesothelial cells: a role in neutrophil migration.


We investigated the role of human mesothelium in an in vitro model of peritonitis with emphasis on the secretion of the neutrophil chemoattractant interleukin-8 (IL-8) and the migration of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN) across monolayers of peritoneal mesothelial cells. PMN showed minimal migration across non-activated mesothelial monolayers (< 2… (More)


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