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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Interactions between eotaxin and interleukin-5 in the chemotaxis of primed and non-primed human eosinophils|
|Abstract:||This study was designed to understand the relationship between interleukin-5 and eotaxin in modulating the chemotaxis of eosinophils obtained from healthy subjects and subjects with allergic rbinitis. Chemotaxis of eosinophils from patients with allergic rhinitis toward interleukin-5 (0.25 ng/ml) was 78% higher than that of healthy subjects. Incubation of eosinophils with eotaxin (100 ng/ml) did not change the interleukin-5 -induced chemotaxis of eosinophils from healthy subjects, but it reversed the enhanced chemotaxis seen in eosinophils from allergic patients. Chemotaxis of eosinophils from patients with allergic rhinitis toward eotaxin (100 ng/ml) was 65% higher than that of eosinophils from healthy subjects. Incubation of eosinophils with interleukin-5 (100 ng/ml) significantly increased the eotaxin-induced chemotaxis in both subject groups, but such increases were markedly higher for cells from patients with allergic rhinitis. Our finding that eotaxin inhibits the enhanced eosinophil chemotaxis toward interleukin-5 in primed cells suggests that this chemokine may downregulate eosinophil accumulation in the nasal mucosa of allergic patients. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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