Prolonged expression of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory genes in whole blood requires continual exposure to LPS.

Blood-borne lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is thought to be a major inducer of sepsis; however, it remains controversial whether an ongoing exposure to LPS is required to maintain the underlying systemic inflammatory response. To address this question, we have studied the expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 1-beta (IL-1 beta), and… CONTINUE READING