Rapid lipopolysaccharide-induced differentiation of CD14(+) monocytes into CD83(+) dendritic cells is modulated under serum-free conditions by exogenously added IFN-gamma and endogenously produced IL-10.

We showed previously that about half of purified CD14(+) peripheral blood monocytes cultured under serum-free conditions and treated with GM-CSF and bacterial LPS rapidly (2 - 4 day) differentiate into CD83(+) dendritic cells (DC). The remaining cells retain the CD14(+)/CD83(-) monocyte/macrophage phenotype. In order to identify factors that influence… CONTINUE READING