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Inhibition of substance-P-induced histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells by 8-methoxypsoralen plus long-wave ultraviolet light irradiation: decreased intracellular calcium as a possible mechanism.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International archives of allergy and immunology
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
1
Pages
55–60
Identifiers
PMID: 9430496
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Rat peritoneal mast cells purified on a Percoll gradient were activated by substance P (SP) and the effect of 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) plus long-wave ultraviolet light (UVA) irradiation (8-MOP/UVA) on SP-induced histamine release from the cells was investigated. At a concentration of 10(-5) M SP caused a significant histamine release. 8-MOP or UVA irradiation alone at the doses used in the present study neither induced a histamine release nor had any significant effects on SP-induced histamine release from mast cells. On the other hand, 8-MOP/UVA inhibited SP-induced histamine release; this inhibition was dependent on the UVA doses (0.5-3.0 J/cm2) and was accompanied by a reduction in the rise in intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca2+]i). These data suggest that 8-MOP/UVA inhibits histamine release from SP-activated rat peritoneal mast cells by suppressing the rise in [Ca2+]i.

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