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J Immunol Res. 2015;2015:384780. doi: 10.1155/2015/384780. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Enhanced cysteinyl-leukotriene type 1 receptor expression in T cells from house dust mite-allergic individuals following stimulation with Der p.

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Division of Immunology and Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1H 5N4.


In order to determine the potential for allergen to modulate T cell expression of the CysLT1 receptor and responsiveness to leukotrienes, peripheral blood mononuclear cells from house dust mite-allergic or nonallergic individuals were incubated with D. pteronyssinus allergen (Der p). Baseline CysLT1 expression was similar in both groups of donors, but Der p significantly enhanced CysLT1 expression in CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells of only allergic individuals and induced enhanced responsiveness of CD4(+) T cells to LTD4 in terms of calcium mobilisation. This effect was prevented by the CysLT1 antagonist MK571. Der p also induced IL-4 and IL-10 production, and neutralizing antibody to IL-4 prevented both the enhanced CysLT1 expression and the enhanced responsiveness of T cells to LTD4 induced by Der p. In allergic individuals, Der p also induced T cell proliferation and a Th2-biased phenotype. Our data suggest that, in allergen-sensitized individuals, exposure to allergen can enhance T cell expression of CysLT1 receptors through a mechanism involving IL-4 production. This, in turn, would induce CD4(+) T cell responsiveness to cysteinyl-leukotrienes and Th2 cell activation.

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