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Interleukin-9 (IL-9) is a mouse T-cell-derived cytokine that supports the growth of mucosal type mast cells suggesting its role in the regulation of type I hypersensitivity reactions. Therefore the possible effect of IL-9 on the in vitro regulation of IL-4-induced IgE and IgG1 releases in the mouse was investigated. In this report, we present evidence that(More)
By using the reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR and in situ hybridization we have studied the expression of mRNA for IL-5 and IL-4 in human lung mast cells induced by cross-linkage of high affinity Fc epsilon Rs. Lung mast cells were purified using affinity magnetic selection with mAb YB5.B8 against c-kit to achieve a final mast cell purity > 93%. Purified mast(More)
The present study examined the in vitro and in vivo effect of salbutamol on IgE production in the mouse. The present results show that salbutamol potentiates the in vitro interleukin 4 (IL-4)-induced IgE production from lipopolysaccharide-activated murine B lymphocytes. This effect is dose-dependent and is observed at concentrations above 10 nM. In vivo,(More)
The possible regulatory role of beta 2-adrenoceptor agonists in the modulation of CD23 on the human promonocytic cell line U937 and on human monocytes was investigated. Incubation for 48 h in the presence of interleukin-4 (IL-4; 30 U/ml) induced optimal expression and release of CD23 on both U937 cells and human monocytes. When a beta 2-adrenoceptor(More)
Brown-Norway (BN) rats were sensitized by 3 aerosol exposures to ovalbumin (OA; 10 mg/ml) at days 1, 3 and 14. At day 21, the rats were challenged with the antigen or vehicle by aerosol. Alveolar macrophages (AM) were obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage and the expression of Fc epsilon RII/CD23 was assessed by flow cytometry after staining with the BB10(More)
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