Inflammation Research

, Volume 53, Issue 7, pp 277–283 | Cite as

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
  • N. Shiobara
  • A. R. Saniabadi
  • M. Adachi
  • K. Hiraishi
Original Paper

Abstract

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.

HGF IL-1ra Leucocyte β2 integrin Cellulose acetate Granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis 

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag Basel 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Takeda
    • 1
  • N. Shiobara
    • 1
  • A. R. Saniabadi
    • 1
  • M. Adachi
    • 1
  • K. Hiraishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Japan Immunoresearch LaboratoriesTakasakiJapan

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