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J Physiol Pharmacol. 2006 Dec;57(4):649-60.

Production of prostacyclin and prostaglandin E2 in resting and IL-1beta-stimulated A549, HUVEC and hybrid EA.HY 926 cells.

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Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland.


Production of arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites - prostacyclin (PGI(2)) in large vessels and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in microcirculation is intrinsically involved in maintenance of vascular wall homeostasis. EA.hy 926 is a hybrid cell line, is derived by fusion of HUVEC with A549 cells. The aim of this study was to examine the production of prostacyclin and PGE2 in resting and IL-1beta-stimulated EA.ha 926 cells, in comparison with its progenitor cells. Non-stimulated EA.hy 926 cells has been found to produce much lower amounts of prostacyclin than resting HUVEC. Resting hybrid cells produced more PGE(2) than prostacyclin, despite they expressed high levels of COX-1 and PGI(2) synthase. On the contrary to HUVEC and A549, EA.hy 926 cells did not respond to IL-1beta with COX-2 induction and increase of prostaglandin production, however they did it in response to lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). The characteristics of EA.hy 926 cells in terms of the pattern of prostanoid formation could facilitate studies on endothelial metabolism and role of these important lipid mediators.

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