It has recently been shown that gabexate mesilate inhibited human neutrophil functions including chemotaxis and reactive oxygen species production. In the present study, the effects of gabexate mesilate on phagocytosis by human neutrophils in vitro were investigated. Gabexate mesilate significantly enhanced neutrophil phagocytosis in a dose-dependent manner. This characteristic of gabexate mesilate may facilitate protection against infecting micro-organisms, although the inhibition of reactive oxygen species production by neutrophils may be a disadvantage for host-defense against infection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology
- Biochemistry, medical