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著者
Yamasaki Akira Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University 研究者総覧 KAKEN
Tomita Katsuyuki Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Hitsuda Yutaka Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
キーワード
IFN-γ
IL-4
intracellular cytokines
NO
sodium nitroprusside
抄録
It has been recently suggested that nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in modulating immune responses including helper T (Th) cell differentiation. To investigate the effect of NO on cytokine production in T cells, we examined in vitro the percentage of interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-4 producing cells by the intracellular cytokine staining method with flow cytometry. The percentage of IFN-γ and IL-4 producing cells reached maximal value 8 h after stimulation by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and ionomycin. When an NO donor, sodium nitroprusside (SNP), was co-incubated with PMA and ionomycin for 8 h, nitrite levels increased in a dose dependent manner for SNP (P = 0.007; Friedman test). The percentage of IFN-γ producing cells was diminished in consequence of the increasing doses of SNP (P = 0.002; Friedman test). While the percentage of IL-4 producing cells tended to be diminished by SNP, this difference, however, was statistically not significant (P = 0.062; Friedman test). Therefore, we have suggested that NO might affect Th cell differentiation through inhibition of Th1-cytokine production and might cause a Th2 cell predominant state.
出版者
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
ISSN
1346-8049
書誌ID
AA00892882
掲載誌名
Yonago Acta medica
最新掲載誌名
Yonago Acta medica
41
1
開始ページ
7
終了ページ
15
発行日
1998-03
著者版フラグ
出版社版
著作権表記
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
掲載情報
Yonago Acta medica. 1998, 41(1), 7-15
部局名
医学部・医学系研究科・医学部附属病院
言語
英語