Reverse signaling through transmembrane TNF confers resistance to lipopolysaccharide in human monocytes and macrophages.

Abstract

We have previously reported that the CD14+ monocytic subpopulation of human PBMC induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in cocultured endothelial cells (EC) when stimulated by bacterial endotoxin (LPS). Apoptosis is mediated by two routes, first via transmembrane TNF-alpha (mTNF) expressed on PBMC and, in addition, by TNF-independent soluble factors that… (More)

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