Changes in rat mast cell cyclic adenosine 3',5' monophosphate (cAMP) concentrations during stimulation of histamine release by concanavalin A (con A) and anti IgE were studied. Con A caused an increase in cAMP with a mean peak level at 20 sec of 232% of control (range 164% to 365%). Con A stimulated cells demonstrated falls toward control levels after 20 sec, but generally remained above control for at least 5 min. By 10 min cAMP had returned to control values. The con A effect on cAMP occurred in the absence of phosphatidyl serine but was markedly inhibited by 5 mM α methyl D mannose. Anti IgE induced a less marked increase in cAMP (157% of control, range 110% to 540% of control) which reached a peak at 20 sec. Two monospecific goat anti rat myeloma IgE antisera induced similar changes in cAMP whereas normal goat IgG had no effect. These peak values were followed by a rapid decrease in cAMP. Within 2 min the cAMP content of anti IgE stimulated cells had fallen to levels well below control and remained below control levels from 45 sec to over 15 min. Histamine release in both systems began after the peak cAMP levels, during the period of rapid destruction of cAMP.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|