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Int Immunopharmacol. 2001 Sep;1(9-10):1867-75.

Histamine inhibits chemotaxis, phagocytosis, superoxide anion production, and the production of TNFalpha and IL-12 by macrophages via H2-receptors.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, Osaka Dental University, Hirakata, Japan. aazuma@cc.osaka-dent.ac.jp

Abstract

Histamine is released from stimulated basophils and mast cells, and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of allergic inflammatory processes. In vitro treatment of macrophages with histamine resulted in inhibition of chemotaxis. Moreover, histamine at l0(-5) M markedly inhibited the production of superoxide anions by both opsonized zymosan-A and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) stimulated macrophages and histamine at a concentration range of 10(-7) to 10(-5) M significantly inhibited phagocytosis of Escherichia coli by macrophages. In addition, H2-selective receptor agonist dimaprit resulted in inhibition of macrophage chemotaxis and markedly inhibited the production of superoxide anion by PMA-stimulated macrophages and phagocytosis of E. coli by macrophages. On the other hand, histamine and dimaprit both resulted in a concentration-dependent inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced production of TNFalpha and IL-12 by macrophages. These results suggest that histamine and dimaprit may inhibit chemotaxis, phagocytosis, superoxide anion production, and the production of TNFalpha and IL-12 by macrophages via H2-histamine receptors. reserved.

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