Stimulation of macrophage plasminogen activator activity by colony‐stimulating factors

J. A. Hamilton, E. R. Stanley, A. W. Burgess, R. K. Shadduck

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Colony‐stimulating factors (CSFs) stimulate granulocyte‐macrophage production from single hemopoietic progenitor cells. Various preparations of purified CSFs of two different subclasses have been shown here to stimulate a plasminogen‐dependent fibrinolytic (plasminogen activator) activity from resident and starch‐induced mouse peritoneal macrophages. Lymphocyte supernatants also stimulate macrophage plasminogen activator (PA) activitty. Since they contain colony stimulating activity, it is possible that one or more sublcasses of CSF in these supernatants is responsible for this effect. Since both colony‐stimulating and macrophage growth activities have been detected at inflammatory sites, these findings could reflect a role for CSF in inflammatory processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-445
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cellular Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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