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J Korean Med Sci. 2001 Feb;16(1):39-44.

Enhanced neutrophil functions by recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in diabetic patients with foot infections in vitro.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. krpeck@smc.samsung.co.kr

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the effect of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor on neutrophil functions in diabetic patients with active foot infections in vitro. Twelve diabetic patients with foot infections and 12 normal volunteers were enrolled. Neutrophils from peripheral blood were incubated with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF, 50 ng/mL) for 20 min. Superoxide production of neutrophils was measured by the reduction of ferricytochrome C. Neutrophil phagocytosis was assayed using Staphylococcus aureus and the weighted phagocytic index was calculated. Superoxide production of neutrophils in diabetic patients with foot infections was 7.7 (unit: nmol/2 x 10(5) cells/60 min), which was significantly lower than that in controls (12.0) (p<0.05). G-CSF increased neutrophil superoxide production to 12.1 in diabetic patients with foot infections and to 19.8 in controls (p<0.05 for each). Weighted phagocytic index in diabetic patients with foot infections was 0.77, which was not significantly different from that of the controls (0.69). Weighted phagocytic index was increased significantly by G-CSF to 0.88 in diabetic patients with foot infections and to 0.79 in controls (p<0.05 for each). In conclusion, G-CSF significantly enhanced neutrophil functions in diabetic patients with foot infections in vitro.

PMID:
11289399
PMCID:
PMC3054577
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2001.16.1.39
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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