Characterization of primate bronchoalveolar mast cells. II. Inhibition of histamine, LTC4, and PGD2 release from primate bronchoalveolar mast cells and a comparison with rat peritoneal mast cells.

@article{Wells1986CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of primate bronchoalveolar mast cells. II. Inhibition of histamine, LTC4, and PGD2 release from primate bronchoalveolar mast cells and a comparison with rat peritoneal mast cells.},
  author={Elisabeth Wells and Clive G Jackson and Stephen H. T. Harper and Jelena Mann and R P Eady},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1986},
  volume={137 12},
  pages={3941-5}
}
As described in the preceding companion paper, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) of the primate Macaca arctoides infected with the nematode Ascaris suum yields a population of cells containing a high proportion of mast cells (21%). Nedocromil sodium, a new drug undergoing clinical evaluation for the treatment of reversible obstructive airways disease, inhibited the release of histamine, LTC4, and PGD2 from these cells challenged with antigen (with IC30 values of 2.1 X 10(-6) M, 2.3 X 10(-6) M, and 1… CONTINUE READING