Four mycobacterial preparations directly stimulated human blood monocytes and alveolar macrophages to produce tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Monoclonal antibody against TNF blocked (99%) TNF activity. Lipopolysaccharide was not responsible for the TNF activity generated; activity was unaffected in the presence of polymyxin B.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|State||Published - 1988|
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