Using an in vitro experimental model, we have recently demonstrated that Candida albicans in its hyphal form (H-Candida), similarly to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), enhances tumor necrosis factor (TNF) secretory response in the cloned macrophage (M phi) population ANA-1. Here we show that H-Candida and LPS each differ in their requirements for intact protein kinase functions, susceptibility to 0.4-microns micropore-size membranes, and sensitivity to polymyxin B. These results, together with the synergistic effect occurring between H-Candida and LPS in inducing TNF response, indicate the existence of different receptor(s) and/or signal-transduction pathway(s) through which the two stimuli act.

Different events involved in the induction of macrophage tumor necrosis factor by Candida albicans and lipopolysaccharide.

BLASI, Elisabetta;PITZURRA, Lucia;PULITI, Manuela;MAZZOLLA, Rosanna;BARLUZZI, Roberta;SALEPPICO, SILVIA;BISTONI, Francesco
1994-01-01

Abstract

Using an in vitro experimental model, we have recently demonstrated that Candida albicans in its hyphal form (H-Candida), similarly to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), enhances tumor necrosis factor (TNF) secretory response in the cloned macrophage (M phi) population ANA-1. Here we show that H-Candida and LPS each differ in their requirements for intact protein kinase functions, susceptibility to 0.4-microns micropore-size membranes, and sensitivity to polymyxin B. These results, together with the synergistic effect occurring between H-Candida and LPS in inducing TNF response, indicate the existence of different receptor(s) and/or signal-transduction pathway(s) through which the two stimuli act.
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