Ligand‐Specific Cross‐Inhibition of Monocyte Phagocytosis

M. KÁVAI, M. SÁNDOR, GY SZEGEDI, J. GERGELY

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Abstract

Human monocytes exposed to particles reacting with receptors of one specific type demonstrate a markedly reduced phagocytosis of particles reacting of the receptors of another type. The phagocytosis of yeast particles (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) coated with C3 fragments and of uncoated ones by monocytes can inhibit the subsequent endocytosis of sheep erythrocytes sensitized with IgG antibody and vice versa. The erythrocytes were labelled with 51Cr and the yeast particles with 125I. The dependence of the receptor‐ligand reaction on temperature and time of preincubation, as well as on ratio of cell and particle, suggests that this cross‐inhibition may be associated with plasma membrane modulations beginning with the attachment of ligands to a receptor and followed by their endocytosis. The differences between the functions of temperature, time, and concentration in inhibition caused by different receptor‐ligand reactions suggest that these membrane modulations are probably ligand‐specific processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian Journal of Immunology
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1988

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  • Immunology

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