Abbreviations

Ab antibody

ADCC antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity

APC antigen-presenting cell

BMM0 bone marrow macrophages

CCE counterflow centrifugal elutriation

CFU colony-forming units

DC dendritic cells

DEPC diethyl pyrocarbonate

DMEM Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium

DTT dithiothreitol

EC endothelial cells

ECM extracellular matrix

EDTA ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid

EMSA electrophoretic mobility shift assay

FBS fetal bovine serum

FITC fluorescein isothiocyanate

FN fibronectin

GBSS Gey's balanced salt solution

GM-CSF granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor

HBSS Hank's balanced salt solution

Hepes N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N'-2-ethane sulfonic acid

IL interleukin

LPS lipopolysaccharide

MEM minimum essential medium

MHC major histocompatibility complex

MOI multiplicity of infection

NO nitric oxide

PBMC peripheral blood mononuclear cells

PBS phosphate-buffered saline

PDGF platelet-derived growth factor

RNI reactive nitrogen intermediates

ROI reactive oxygen intermediates

RT room temperature

RT-PCR

reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction

SER

sialoadhesin

SOD

superoxide dismutase

TCR

T cell receptor

TNF

tumour necrosis factor

VLA

very late activation antigen

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