Substance P enhances IL-2 expression in activated human T cells.


Jurkat and HUT 78 T cell lines, as well as peripheral blood human T cells activated with PHA plus PMA were used to investigate the capacity of substance P (SP) neuropeptide to regulate IL-2 production. By using Northern blot analysis and dosage of the IL-2 release in cell supernatants, we show that SP can act as cosignal with PHA + PMA to enhance the… (More)