Potentiated Lysosomal Enzyme, Bacteriostatic and Bactericidal Activities of Peritoneal Macrophages of Mice Treated With the MER Fraction of Tubercle Bacilli

  • R. Gallily
  • S. Yagel
  • D. W. Weiss
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 73)


The MER fraction of tubercle bacilli is a potent nonspecific modulator of immunological responsiveness, and capable of heightening the resistance of experimental animals and patients to neoplastic cells and microbial pathogens (3,8,9,10,11,12). As macrophages play a central role in immunological and defense reactions, it was of interest to study the effects of MER on various functions of these cells. The present communication reports the results of initial investigations on the effect of MER on the enzymatic, phagocytic, bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities of mouse peritoneal macrophages.


Acid Phosphatase Peritoneal Macrophage Lysosomal Enzyme C57Bl Mouse Mouse Peritoneal Macrophage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gallily
    • 1
  • S. Yagel
    • 1
  • D. W. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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