Inhibition of production of monocyte/macrophage-derived angiogenic activity by oxygen free-radical scavengers

Alisa E. Koch, Michael Cho, James C. Burrows, Peter J. Polverini, S. Joseph Leibovich

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Abstract

We showed previously that thiol-containing compounds inhibited the production of macrophage-mediated angiogenic activity. Since thiol-containing compounds may act on macrophages by affecting activation and inhibiting the production of oxygen free-radicals, we studied the effects of oxygen free-radical scavengers on production of angiogenic activity by elicited mouse peritoneal macrophages and lipopolysaccharide stimulated normal human monocytes. Monocyte/macrophage conditioned media were potently angiogenic when assayed in rat corneas, while conditioned media from oxygen free-radical scavenger-treated cells were not. The inhibitory effect of oxygen free-radical scavengers was due to a direct effect on monocyte/macrophage production of angiogenic activity but was not due solely to a decrease in the production of the macrophage-derived angiogenic cytokine tumor necrosis factor-α. We conclude that oxygen free-radical scavengers are potent inhibitors of the production of macrophage-mediated angiogenic activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-425
Number of pages11
JournalCell Biology International Reports
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology

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