PMID: 205616May 1, 1978

Cyclic AMP accumulation in psoriatic skin: differential responses to histamine, AMP, and einephrine by the uninvolved and involved epidermis

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology
H IizukaV Levine


Using the uninvolved and involved skin from psoriatic patients, we investigated the effects of histamine and AMP (or adenosine) in vitro on the intracellular cyclic AMP levels. Both agents activated adenylate cyclase of the uninvolved and involved resulting in the accumulation of cyclic AMP. Without a cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, these responses were biphasic and the maximal accumulation was observed in 5 min. With the PDE inhibitor both responses were markedly potentiated and high levels of cyclic AMP were observed for more than 20 min. The response to histamine by the involved skin was much greater than that by the uninvolved. The degree of the response to adenosine was approximately equal. In accordance with our previous work, the response to epinephrine by the involved skin was much less than that by the uninvolved. Thus adenylate cyclases of involved skin from psoriatic patients exhibit a markedly diminished response to epinephrine while at the same time exhibiting a markedly enhanced response to histamine. This precludes the possibility that the unresponsiveness to epinephrine can be due to a generalized inability of the epidermal psoriatic plaque cell to make a functioning cell membrane.


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