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Monitoring of alveolar macrophage production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 in lung transplant recipients. Marseille and Montreal Lung Transplantation Group.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8087338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), a common complication in lung transplant recipients, is a fibrotic process probably related to acute rejection (AR) and cytomegalovirus pneumonitis (CMVP). Because the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrotic diseases involves activation of alveolar macrophages (AM), the present study was carried out to determine if AM were activated during AR, CMVP, and BO. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) were measured in 157 AM supernatants obtained from 29 transplant recipients by immunoradiometric assay. Five groups were analyzed: AR (n = 21), CMVP (n = 12), BO (n = 15), bacterial pneumonia (BP) (n = 8), and control subjects (n = 70). Cytokines were also assayed 15 d (n = 15) and 30 d (n = 9) after AR and 30 d (n = 9) after CMVP. Cytokine secretion was elevated during AR (TNF-alpha = 3,709 +/- 1,409 pg/10(6) cells, IL-6 = 5,482 +/- 2,058 pg/10(6) cells, p < 0.005), and they returned to control values within 15 d. A similar pattern was observed during CMVP (TNF-alpha = 5,000 +/- 2,773 pg/10(6) cells, IL-6 = 12,280 +/- 3,939 pg/10(6) cells, p < 0.005), and values returned to control levels within 30 d. During BP, cytokine production values were higher than control values, but to a lesser extent than in AR and CMVP (TNF-alpha = 2,502 +/- 1,072, p < 0.05; IL-6 = 3,734 +/- 1,440, p < 0.005). In contrast, cytokine secretion during BO was not statistically different from that of control subjects.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
A Magnan; J L Mege; M Reynaud; P Thomas; C Capo; L Garbe; B Meric; M Badier; P Bongrand; L Viard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine     Volume:  150     ISSN:  1073-449X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421642     Medline TA:  Am J Respir Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Service de Pneumologie, CHU Nord, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Bronchiolitis Obliterans / immunology
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / chemistry,  cytology
Cytomegalovirus Infections / immunology
Graft Rejection / immunology
Interleukin-6 / analysis,  secretion*
Lung Transplantation / adverse effects,  physiology*
Macrophage Activation
Macrophages, Alveolar / secretion*
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / immunology
Pneumonia, Viral / immunology
Postoperative Complications / immunology
Pseudomonas Infections / immunology
Time Factors
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / analysis,  secretion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Interleukin-6; 0/Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha

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