Inflammation Research

, Volume 53, Issue 7, pp 277–283

Adhesion dependent release of hepatocyte growth factor and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist from human blood granulocytes and monocytes: Evidence for the involvement of plasma IgG, complement C3 and β2 integrin


  • Y. Takeda
    • Japan Immunoresearch Laboratories
  • N. Shiobara
    • Japan Immunoresearch Laboratories
  • A. R. Saniabadi
    • Japan Immunoresearch Laboratories
  • M. Adachi
    • Japan Immunoresearch Laboratories
    • Japan Immunoresearch Laboratories
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00011-004-1253-5

Cite this article as:
Takeda, Y., Shiobara, N., Saniabadi, A.R. et al. Inflamm. res. (2004) 53: 277. doi:10.1007/s00011-004-1253-5


Objective:Evolving evidence of anti-inflammatory effects is observed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis following periodic adsorptive granulocyte and monocyte (GM) apheresis with a column containing cellulose acetate (CA) beads as apheresis carriers. This study was undertaken to obtain insights into mechanisms of anti-inflammatory actions of adsorptive GM apheresis with CA beads.

Methods:In a series of in-vitro experiments, we investigated the effects of plasma proteins and the leucocytes β2 integrin (CD18) on granulocyte adsorption to CA beads.

Results:Granulocyte adsorption to CA beads required plasma IgG, the complement C3 and was inhibited by an antibody to leucocytes CD18. Further, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) which have strong anti-inflammatory actions were released by granulocytes that adhered to CA beads.

Conclusions:Plasma IgG, C3 derived complement activation fragments and leucocytes CD18 are involved in granulocyte adhesion to CA beads and hence the release of HGF and IL-1ra.

HGFIL-1raLeucocyte β2 integrinCellulose acetateGranulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis

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