Relationship between phagocyte metabolic function and years of maintenance dialysis.


An index of the activation of NADPH-oxidase in the production of free radicals is CO2 production by the hexose monophosphate shunt of polymorphonuclear cells (PMN). 14CO2 production from glucose-1-C14 was studied as an indicator of PMN function after addition of latex or zymosan to predialysis whole blood, and correlated with the years spent on hemodialysis… (More)