Phagocytosis of apoptotic cells by macrophages influences trophoblast apoptosis. Trophoblast cells were treated with macrophage condition media. Caspase 3 and XIAP expression was determined after 24 h incubation. NT: Control, CPT: Trophoblast cells treated with camptothecin. Low, High Med: Condition media from macrophages treated with either low, high and medium concentration of apoptotic cells.
Mor and Abrahams Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:119 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-1-119