Initial signal strength controls basophil FceRI-mediated signaling which is down-regulated by SH2 domain-containing inositol 5-phosphatase

Gibbs, Bernhard F and Räthling, Anne and Zillikens, Detlef and Huber, Michael and Haas, Helmut (2006) Initial signal strength controls basophil FceRI-mediated signaling which is down-regulated by SH2 domain-containing inositol 5-phosphatase. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 118 . pp. 1060-67. ISSN 0091-6749. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Background Mediator releases after high-affinity IgE receptor (FcɛRI) cross-linking in basophils and mast cells crucially govern the symptoms of allergic disease and amplify underlying TH2-type responses. Interestingly, the dose-response curve for FcɛRI activation is bell-shaped, with supraoptimal stimulation leading to reduced mediator release. Objective We sought to characterize the mechanisms responsible for this control of FcɛRI-triggered basophil activation. Methods Human basophils were purified by means of Ficoll density centrifugation, elutriation, and negative selection with immunomagnetic beads. Various intracellular signal protein activities were assessed by means of Western blotting, and mediator releases were analyzed either spectrofluorometrically (histamine) or by means of ELISA (IL-4 and IL-13). Results Supraoptimal anti-IgE concentrations led to lower mediator release than optimal concentrations but simultaneously to considerably faster histamine release kinetics. In parallel, basophil signaling proteins (Syk, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, and extracellular signal–regulated kinases 1 and 2) were more rapidly phosphorylated at higher anti-IgE concentrations but more transiently activated in the supraoptimal range. This endogenous regulation most likely involved src homology 2 domain–containing inositol 5′ phosphatase (SHIP), which was highly phosphorylated after supraoptimal anti-IgE triggering compared with lower stimulus concentrations. Conversely, N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine–stimulated basophils failed to phosphorylate SHIP in the supraoptimal concentration range and did not display a bell-shaped dose-response curve. Conclusion The kinetics of IgE-mediated signaling and mediator release in primary human FcɛRI+ cells varies substantially according to the magnitude of stimulation, and SHIP most likely plays an important role in terminating these events. Clinical implications The speed of allergic symptom generation depends on the degree of IgE receptor triggering, which is downregulated by SHIP, a potential target for allergy therapy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Bernhard F. Gibbs
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2009 08:37
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 15:18
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