The effect of Tołpa Peat Preparation on the phagocytic and metabolic activity of neutrophils in normothermic rabbits and with pyrogen-induced fever.Acta Pol Pharm 1993; 50(4-5):389-92AP
The studies on normothermic rabbits show that intravenous administration of Tołpa Peat Preparation (TPP) at a dose of 5 mg/kg for 3 or 6 consecutive days increases the percentage of phagocytizing cells and the number of bacteria phagocytized by a single neutrophil. The stimulated phagocytic activity of neutrophils coincides with increased nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reduction. In contrast, a single administration of TPP to rabbits with fever induced by E.coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has a modulating effect on the metabolic activity of neutrophils, depending on TPP dose. TPP administered at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg potentiates the stimulating effect of pyrogen on the percent of NBT-positive neutrophils. A tenfold increase of TPP dose (5 mg/kg) reduces the stimulating effect of LPS and a hundredfold increase (50 mg/kg) leads to total inhibition of LPS-induced changes.