Effect of ET on the TEM of PMNs. (A) Human microvascular endothelial cells from the lung (HMVEC-Ls) cultured to confluence in assay chambers were exposed for 4 h to either increasing concentrations of ET at the indicated doses each of EF and PA (EF:PA) or medium alone. (B) HMVEC-L monolayers cultured to confluence in assay chambers were exposed for 4 h to medium, ET (1000 ng/mL:1000 ng/mL), EF (1000 ng/mL), or PA (1000 ng/mL). These same HMVEC-L monolayers were then inserted into the wells of 24-well plates containing either IL-8 (10 ng/mL) or medium alone, after which calcein-AM-labeled PMNs were added to the upper compartment of each chamber. After 2 h, each lower compartment was fluorometrically assayed. Each vertical bar represents mean (+/- SEM) TEM of PMNs (%). The n for each group is indicated in each bar. * indicates significantly increased compared to the simultaneous medium controls at p < 0.05. ** indicates significantly decreased compared to the IL-8 stimulus alone at p < 0.05.
Nguyen et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:2 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-2