Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 373–380 | Cite as

The effect of bilirubin on the fc receptor expression and phagocytic activity of mouse peritoneal macrophages

  • V. Větvička
  • I. Miler
  • P. Šíma
  • L. Táborský
  • L. Fornůsbk


The effect of bilirubin on the phagocytic activity of mouse peritoneal macrophages and on the expression of Fc receptors and receptors for SRBC was studied. Intraperitoneally administered bilirubin influenced the expression of Fc receptors for IgM, IgG2B, IgA and IgE, whereas the expression of other receptors as well as the phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophages remained unchanged. The possible mechanism of the effect of bilirubin on Fc receptors is discussed.


Bilirubin Peritoneal Macrophage Phagocytic Activity Mouse Peritoneal Macrophage Peritoneal Macro 
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antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity


receptor for the Fc fragment of an immunoglobulin


phosphate-buffered saline




sheep red blood cells




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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Větvička
    • 1
  • I. Miler
    • 1
  • P. Šíma
    • 1
  • L. Táborský
    • 1
  • L. Fornůsbk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 4

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