Production of collagen synthesis inhibitory lymphokine by human leukemic T-lymphocyte cell lines.

It has been previously shown that normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells produce a soluble factor(s) that causes selective inhibition of collagen production by cultured human diploid fibroblasts, and that stimulation of the mononuclear cells by appropriate mitogens greatly enhances its production. Because of the difficulties inherent in obtaining… CONTINUE READING