Human monocytes, co-incubated for 7 days in culture with GM-CSF or IL-3 but not with IFN-γ, exerted a variable schistosomulicidal effect on Schistosoma mansoni parasites when grown in 96-well round-bottomed plates but not in flat-bottomed plates. Addition of LPS or IFN-γ or both, for the last 48 h did not enhance the cidal effect. Addition of LPS but not IFN-γ to the pre-incubated cells with GM-CSF or EL-3 markedly stimulated TNF-a production by the cells but not their cidal activity. The variable cidal effects obtained with the monocytes/macrophages from different donors suggest that these effects may be genetically predetermined and are possibly linked to blood group markers or to MHC class I or Π antigens.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Mediators of Inflammation|
|State||Published - 1994|
- Monocyte/macrophage antischistosomular cytotoxicity