The capacity of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) to enhance respiratory burst activity in peritoneal macrophages was measured. Macrophages incubated for 48 hr or more with concentrated L cell-conditioned medium as a source of M-CSF released two to three times as much O2- in response to PMA as did unexposed macrophages. Stimulation was noted at concentrations of colony-stimulating activity from 0.1 to 2000 U/ml and was maximal at 10 to 100 U/ml. Purified, endotoxin-free CSF enhanced secretion to a similar degree as unpurified L cell-conditioned medium. Release of O2- by M-CSF macrophages occurred over 60 min and was triggered by opsonized zymosan as well as PMA. H2O2 release was also enhanced in macrophages exposed to both unpurified and purified M-CSF. These data indicate that M-CSF enhances the capacity of mature macrophages to release oxygen reduction products, and they are consistent with reports that CSF can stimulate the release of other secretory products.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy