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Avian peritoneal exudate macrophages, when exposed to phagocytic stimuli, produced an appreciable oxidative burst as measured by production of chemiluminescence, superoxide anion, and hydrogen peroxide. Metabolic inhibitors of the oxidative burst and scavengers of oxygen radicals clearly inhibited macrophage chemiluminescence, but had no significant effect on macrophage bactericidal activity against Escherichia coli or fungistatic activity against Candida tropicalis. Therefore, avian macrophages were capable ofox ygen-independent bactericidal and fungistatic activities.

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

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A virulent field isolate and 2 vaccine strains of Pasteurella multocida A:3,4 were compared for resistance to phagocytosis by turkey macrophages and heterophils, using in vitro assays. The least virulent vaccine strain (M-9) was phagocytosed to a greater degree than was the field isolate or the other vaccine strain (Clemson University). All 3 bacteria differed significantly from each other in the amount of capsular material present as measured by polycationic ferritin labeling and electron microscopy. Removal of the capsule with hyaluronidase resulted in a significant increase in phagocytosis of the field isolate.

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research