Effect of ultraviolet radiation and PUVA on mediator release from purified mast cells.


Exposure of highly purified rat serosal mast cells to UVA (34-340 kJ/m2), in the presence or absence of 8-methoxypsoralen (100 ng/ml), or to UVB (160-640 J/m2), resulted in dose-dependent releases of mast cell preformed mediators, as measured by the release of radioactivity from 3H-serotonin-labeled cells. The net release ranged from 2.3% to 14.2%. The… (More)