The human basophilic cell line KU812 that is an established tool for studying the function of human basophils, is differentiated into mature basophils by interleukin (IL-3) or other agents. However, whether leukotrienes (LTs)-synthesis is affected by cytokines in KU812 cells remains unknown. KU812 cells were incubated with IL-3, IL-4, IL-6, IL-13 or IL-18 for up to 14 days. The A23187 stimulated- and IgE cross-linked-synthesis of LTC 4 and LTB 4 were measured using an enzyme immunoassay (EIA). The expression of messenger RNA (mRNA) for LT-synthesizing enzymes was examined by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and the expression of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) was examined by immunostaining. Incubation with IL-3 (10 ng/ml) and IL-18 (10 ng/ml) induced the expression of 5-LO. A23187stimulated LT-synthesis and IgE cross-linked LT-synthesis were enhanced after incubation with IL-3 or IL-18. These results indicated that IL-3 and IL-18 primed human basophils for higher LT-synthesis. Thus, both IL-3 and IL-18 might be important factors for regulating LT-synthesis during the differentiation of human basophils.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cell Biology