Effect of irradiation and cell reconstitution on the macrophage mitogenic activity of exudate and inflammatory serum

  • M. Pelletier
  • J. P. Giroud
Part of the Inflammation: Mechanisms and Treatment book series (FTIN, volume 4)


Our recent findings have demonstrated the existence of a mitogenic factor, for macrophages in culture, in acute inflammatory exudates (IMF) and sera of inflamed rats1–3,8,14 which could be formed or released by cells14. The question arises whether the factors present in the exudate and in the serum have the same cellular origin and are identical chemical entities.


Mitogenic Activity Newborn Calf Serum Thymic Cell Inflammatory Exudate Liquid Scintillation Spectrometer 
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  • M. Pelletier
    • 1
  • J. P. Giroud
    • 1
  1. 1.France

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