Author(s): Valone SE, Rich EA, Wallis RS, Ellner JJ
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Abstract Four mycobacterial preparations directly stimulated human blood monocytes and alveolar macrophages to produce tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Monoclonal antibody against TNF blocked (99\%) TNF activity. Lipopolysaccharide was not responsible for the TNF activity generated; activity was unaffected in the presence of polymyxin B.
This article was published in Infect Immun
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology