Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 136–140 | Cite as

The stimulatory effect of bilirubin on phagocytic activity

  • M. Bilej
  • V. Větvička
  • P. Šíma


The effect of an i.p. application of bilirubin on phagocytic activity and the arrangement of the microtubule system of murine peritoneal macrophages were examined. A significant increase of phagocytic activity was observed 3 h after bilirubin treatment, and normal values were reached after 3 d. The increase of the extent of the microtubule system was comparable with that of enhanced phagocytosis but normal values were observed after 1 d.


Bilirubin Peritoneal Macrophage Phagocytic Activity Peritoneal Cell Microtubule System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bilej
    • 1
  • V. Větvička
    • 1
  • P. Šíma
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 4

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