2001 年 121 巻 4 号 p. 277-281
We examined the effects of human low density lipoprotein (LDL) and oxidized LDL (Ox-LDL) on the cytotoxic activity of Asp-hemolysin from Aspergillus fumigatus Fresenius-Muramatsu strain to mouse peritoneal macrophages (Mφ). The inhibitory effects of LDL and Ox-LDL on the cytotoxic activity of Asp-hemolysin to Mφ increased in a dose-dependent manner, and the effect of Ox-LDL was greater than the inhibitory effect of LDL. Furthermore, the binding of Asp-hemolysin to LDL or Ox-LDL was observed by western blot analysis of the culture medium. These results suggest that the inhibition by LDL or Ox-LDL on the cytotoxic activity of Asp-hemolysin to Mφ was due to the binding of LDL or Ox-LDL to Asp-hemolysin in the culture medium.