Data_Sheet_3_Reactive Oxygen Species Imaging in U937 Cells.PDF (238.62 kB)

Data_Sheet_3_Reactive Oxygen Species Imaging in U937 Cells.PDF

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posted on 15.10.2020 by Ankush Prasad, Michaela Sedlářová, Anastasiia Balukova, Alina Ovsii, Marek Rác, Michal Křupka, Shigenobu Kasai, Pavel Pospíšil

The U937 cell culture is a pro-monocytic, human histiocytic lymphoma cell line. These monocytes can differentiate into either macrophages or dendritic cells (antigen-presenting cells) depending on the initiators. The U937 cells activated in the presence of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) change their morphology into macrophage-like cells creating pseudopodia and adhering generously. Macrophages are known to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) mostly during phagocytosis of foreign particles, an important non-specific immune response. Recently, we have focused on the role of hydroxyl radical (HO) and provide evidence on its importance for differentiation in U937 cells. Based on electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy combined with confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), formation of HO was confirmed within the cells undergoing differentiation and/or apoptosis during the PMA treatment. This study aims to increase our knowledge of ROS metabolism in model cell lines used in human research.