Effect of verapamil on the IL-2 binding to its active receptor and on the release of IL-2 receptor by activated PBMC.

In the present study we have examined the effect of a Ca2+ channel blocker (verapamil) on the binding of IL-2 to its biologically active receptor (IL-2R), as well as on the release of its soluble form (sIL-2R) by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) stimulated by a variety of stimuli. In the same culture systems, cyclosporine A (CsA) was also used as… CONTINUE READING