Trauma-hemorrhage and hypoxia differentially influence kupffer cell phagocytic capacity: role of hypoxia-inducible-factor-1alpha and phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt activation.

OBJECTIVE We investigated whether Kupffer cell phagocytosis is differentially regulated following hypoxia (by breathing hypoxic gas) and trauma-hemorrhage. We hypothesized that the differences might result from a differential activation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway under those conditions… (More)