Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Differences in the effects of two hexachlorobiphenyls on superoxide generation by polymorphonuclear leucocytes stimulated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine and phorbol myristate acetate.
  1. M Iwata,
  2. Y Nishihara,
  3. Y Watanabe,
  4. M Miyahara,
  5. K Saeki
  1. Department of Pharmacology, Okayama University Medical School, Japan.


    The effects of hexachlorobiphenyls (HCBs) on superoxide (O2-) generation by guinea pig polymorphonuclear leucocytes were examined. 2,3,6,2',3',6'-HCB by itself had only a weak inductive effect on O2- generation. This compound, however, enhanced O2- generation stimulated by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) about twofold, but not the generation induced by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). On the other hand, 3,4,5,3',4',5'-HCB suppressed O2- generation stimulated by both FMLP and PMA. The inhibitory potency of this compound was far greater with PMA (ID50, 5 microM) than with FMLP (ID50, 40 microM).

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles