Identification of monocyte chemotactic activity produced by malignant cells

D. T. Graves, Y. L. Jiang, M. J. Williamson, A. J. Valente

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Abstract

Human malignant cells secrete low molecular size proteins that attract peripheral blood monocytes and may be responsible for the accumulation of tumor-associated macrophages observed in vivo. Similar chemotactic proteins are secreted by cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. The predominant monocyte chemoattractants produced by tumor cells of differing origin were demonstrated to be related to smooth muscle cell-derived chemotactic factor. Thus, a single class of chemotactic proteins is produced by different cell types, which suggests a common mechanism for the recruitment of monocytes and macrophages. These results are significant in view of the potential of macrophages to affect tumor growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1490-1493
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume245
Issue number4925
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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