Journal article

Extracellular guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate and disodium cromoglycate share a similar spectrum of activity in the inhibition of histamine release from isolated mast cells and basophils

GA Mackay, FL Pearce

INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 1996

Abstract

In comparison to adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP), surprisingly little is known regarding the role of guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) in the functional modulation of mast cells and basophils. In the present study, the ability of cGMP, cAMP, and a range of related compounds, to inhibit immunologically induced histamine release from these cells was investigated and compared to the anti-asthmatic drug disodium cromoglycate (DSCG). Exogenously applied cGMP produced a potent inhibition of histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells, but cAMP had a negligible effect. The attenuation noted with cGMP was markedly reduced if cells were pretreated with the nucleotide before..

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