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Zymosan-A Induced Peritonitis
Leukocyte infiltration into a site of injury or irritation is an integral part of an inflammatory process associated with the peritonitis response. The peritonitis model described in this report utilizes Zymosan-A to induce leukocyte accumulation in the peritoneum. This model can be can be utilized as a model of inflammation, acute peritonitis and polymorphonucleocyte migration. Importantly, this model is an effective model for detecting a test compounds ability to attenuate inflammatory processes associated with peritonitis. Anti-inflammatory agents including steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compounds are effective in reducing leukocyte recruitment and/or infiltration in this model.

Prednisone Administration Reduces Zymosan-A Mediated increases in Leukocyte Number

Cell-type Untreated Vehicle Prednisone (20 mg/kg)
Leukocytes 2.98 ± 0.94 9.22 ± 1.45* 4.90 ± 1.01a
Neutrophils 0.74 ± 0.38 3.42 ± 0.69* 1.51 ± 0.36a
Lymphocytes 1.17± 0.52 2.91 ± 0.38* 1.90 ± 0.39
Monocytes 0.36 ± 0.17 2.17 ± 0.41* 1.08 ± 0.21a
Eosinophils 0.17 ± 0.10 0.61 ± 0.15* 0.38 ± 0.14
Basophils 0.06 ± 0.03 0.13 ± 0.03* 0.04 ± 0.06a
PMN’s 0.97 ± 0.51 4.15 ± 0.85* 1.93 ± 0.50a

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