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Clin Exp Immunol. 1984 Dec;58(3):566-72.

IgE induces secretion of prostaglandin E2 by human monocytes.


IgE was isolated from a patient with the hyper IgE, recurrent infection syndrome by immunoadsorption on sepharose bound goat anti-human IgE. Addition of this IgE to a monolayer culture of human monocytes resulted in a dose-dependent increase in PGE2 secretion. The addition of F(ab')2 fraction of goat anti-human IgE in the presence of sub-stimulating doses of IgE markedly increased PGE2 secretion; whereas addition of F(ab')2 fragment of irrelevant goat IgG had no effect. Similar activation of monocytes which could be enhanced by anti IgE was observed in the presence of the patient's serum. No such effect was seen in the presence of normal human serum. These results indicate that IgE may activate human monocytes and induce PGE secretion.

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