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Modification of macrophage response to lipopolysaccharide by fetuin
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 11:09 authored by Dziegielewska, KM, Andersen, NA, Norman SaundersNorman Saunders
The physiological role(s) of fetuin, a protein present in plasma and many tissues of developing animals at levels much higher than in the adult, is unknown. Here we show that fetuin can modify the responses of macrophages to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation. At concentrations of fetuin in the medium, corresponding to fetal levels of this protein in plasma, the production and secretion of interleukin 1Î² (IL-1Î²) and nitric oxide (NO) is almost abolished, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-Î±) reduced, while that of IL-6 is not affected. On the other hand, concentrations of fetuin corresponding to adult plasma levels (i.e, 40-60 mg/100 ml) were without much effect on macrophage synthesis and secretion of these cytokines.
Publication titleImmunology Letters
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationPo Box 211, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1000 Ae