Pro-inflammatory response of alveolar macrophages induced by sulphite: studies with lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence.

Alveolar macrophages (AM) were studied for their capability to release mediators involved in modulation of neutrophil (PMN) functions. Initial responses were induced by sulphite. Supernatants obtained from canine, human and rat AM pre-treated with sulphite in concentrations of 0.1-2 mmol/L enhanced the respiratory burst of canine, human and rat PMN… CONTINUE READING