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The cytochrome b-558 molecules involved in the fibroblast and polymorphonuclear leucocyte superoxide-generating NADPH oxidase systems are structurally and genetically distinct

: Meier, B.; Jesaitis, A.J.; Emmendörffer, A.; Roesler, J.; Quinn, M.T.

Biochemical Journal 289 (1993), Nr.2, S.481-486
ISSN: 0264-6021
Fraunhofer ITA ( ITEM) ()
cell line; chronic granulomatous disease; cytochrome b; fibroblast; immunoglobulins; immunology; kinetics; leukocyte; neutrophils

We have demonstrated that human fibroblasts can release O2-. radicals by and NADPH oxidase system that appears to be functionally similar to the phagocytic system. Further analysis of these systems, however, with respect to the low-potential b-type cytochromes involved suggests that these two O2-.-generating systems are not structurally identical. Immunoblot analysis of fibroblast membranes with six different antibodies directed against both subunits of human neutrophil cytochrome b-558 indicated that the b-type cytochrome molecules involved in these system were not identical. None of these anti-(neutrophil cytochrome b) antibodies recognized a similar cytochrome in fibroblast membranes, suggesting that the two cytochrome species are immunological distinct.