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Ovalbumin sensitization of guinea-pigs reduces fMLP-induced calcium signal in alveolar macrophages



Ovalbumin sensitization of guinea-pigs reduces fMLP-induced calcium signal in alveolar macrophages



Life Sciences 69(14): 1597-1607, August 24



In this study we analyzed the N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP)-induced calcium signal in alveolar macrophages (AM) isolated from ovalbumin-sensitized (OA-sensitized AM) and naive (naive AM) guinea-pigs. Guinea-pigs were sensitized by subcutaneous injection of OA and AM were isolated by bronchoalveolar lavage 6 weeks thereafter. On the following day, we measured in resting and fMLP-stimulated cells: intracellular calcium concentration by fura-2 imaging analysis, forskolin-induced cyclic AMP production and superoxide dismutase inhibitable superoxide anion release of adherent AM. Resting calcium was 82+/-5.0 nM (n=217) and 144+/-9.3 nM (n=213, P<0.001) in naive and OA-sensitized AM respectively. fMLP (10(-11)-10(-7)M) induced a dose-dependent calcium increase, 10(-8)M being the maximal effective dose in both naive and OA-sensitized AM. However, at all doses tested, this fMLP effect was lower in OA-sensitized than in naive AM. While in resting condition 10(-5)M forskolin increased cyclic AMP both in naive and OA-sensitized AM, in fMPL-stimulated AM forskolin was effective only in OA-sensitized AM. Superoxide anion release measured 10 min after fMLP stimulus was higher in naive than in sensitized AM. These data suggest that the fMLP-induced intracellular signal is different in OA-sensitized AM compared to naive cells.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0024-3205(01)01239-5


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