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author = {Belchamber, K and Singh, R and Batista, C and Moira, W and Dockrell, D and Kilty, I and Matthew, R and Wedzicha, J and Barnes, P and Donnelly, L},
doi = {10.1183/13993003.02244-2018},
journal = {European Respiratory Journal},
pages = {1--14},
title = {Defective bacterial phagocytosis is associated with dysfunctional mitochondria in COPD macrophages},
url = {},
volume = {54},
year = {2019}

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AB - Background: Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Objective: This study examined the effect of exogenous and endogenous oxidative stress on macrophage phagocytosis in patients with COPD. Methods: Monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) were generated from non-smoker, smoker and COPD subjects, differentiated in either GM-CSF (G-M) or M-CSF (M-M). Alveolar macrophages were isolated from lung tissue or bronchoalveolar lavage. Macrophages were incubated +/- 200M H2O2 for 24 hours, then exposed to fluorescently-labelled H. influenzae or S. pneumoniae for 4 hours, after which phagocytosis, mitochondrial ROS (mROS), and mitochondrial membrane potential (m) were measured. Results: Phagocytosis of bacteria was significantly decreased in both G-M and M-M from COPD patients, compared to non-smoker controls. In non-smokers and smokers, bacterial phagocytosis did not alter mROS or m, however in COPD, phagocytosis increased early mROS and decreased m in both G-M and M-M. Exogenous oxidative stress reduced phagocytosis in non-smoker and COPD alveolar macrophages, and non-smoker MDM, associated with reduced mROS production. Conclusion: COPD macrophages show defective phagocytosis, which is associated with altered mitochondrial function and an inability to regulate mROS production. Targeting mitochondrial dysfunction may restore the phagocytic defect in COPD.
AU - Belchamber,K
AU - Singh,R
AU - Batista,C
AU - Moira,W
AU - Dockrell,D
AU - Kilty,I
AU - Matthew,R
AU - Wedzicha,J
AU - Barnes,P
AU - Donnelly,L
DO - 10.1183/13993003.02244-2018
EP - 14
PY - 2019///
SN - 0903-1936
SP - 1
TI - Defective bacterial phagocytosis is associated with dysfunctional mitochondria in COPD macrophages
T2 - European Respiratory Journal
UR -
UR -
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VL - 54
ER -