Studies on pharmacological activation of human serum immunoglobulin G by chemical modification and active subfragments. VIII. Effect of carboxamide-methylated light chain (Fr.I-L) on leukocyte functions.


Human serum immunoglobulin G light chain (Fr.I-L), which was reduced and carboxamide-methylated, showed no effect on formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP)-induced chemotaxis nor on phagocytosis of yeasts when directly added to guinea pig polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). However, intravenously administered Fr.I-L inhibited emigration of leukocytes… (More)