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Fc-receptor-bearing macrophages isolated from hypersensitivity and foreign-body granulomas. Delineation of macrophage dynamics, fc receptor density/avidity and specificity.

Foreign-body and delayed hypersensitivity granulomas were induced in mice; and the dynamics of macrophages isolated from dispersed, 1--4-week-old lesions was delineated. The size and histologic complexity of the lesions increased as shown: adjuvant greater than schistosome egg greater than methylated bovine serum albumin greater than bead. Esterase staining, spreading on glass, and the percentage of Fc-receptor--bearing macrophages present in the various granulomas reflected the same gradient. The Fc receptors were examined by rosetting with rabbit-antibody--SRBC complex (EA). Whereas more than 90% of the population of macrophages of the dermal adjuvant granuloma contained undiminished numbers of receptor-bearing macrophages throughout the 4 weeks, the percentage of macrophages that displayed receptors in pulmonary foreign-body (40%) and delayed hypersensitivity granulomas (70%) peaked at 1 week and subsequently declined. The EA rosetting of the foreign-body and delayed hypersensitivity granuloma macrophages was strongly inhibited by monomeric IgG2a-specific and weakly by aggregated IgG2b-specific mouse myeloma proteins. Also, macrophages of the delayed hypersensitivity granulomas rosetted in higher percentages with SRBCs coupled with monomeric IgC2a than with those coupled with aggregated IgG2b myeloma proteins. Macrophages of the foreign-body lesion did not react with aggregated IgG2b--SRBC. Rosetting with monomeric IgG2a--SRBC or aggregated IgG2b--SRBC could not be cross-inhibited by the myeloma proteins. Both the monomeric IgG2a--SRBC and aggregated IgG2b--SRBC complexes were readily phagocytized. Trypsin treatment of the macrophages inhibited rosetting with EA or myeloma-protein--coupled SRBCs. The display of Fc receptors on the granuloma macrophages seems to be related to the etiology of the lesion and the intensity and duration of the inflammatory reaction.[1]


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