PMID: 1937931Jan 1, 1991Paper

Interleukin-4 gene expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells

International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology
A MoriH Okudaira


Interleukin-4 (IL-4) mRNA was detected in normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) stimulated with concanavalin A by Northern blot analysis. The signal was undetectable in PBMC before the stimulation, but became detectable 3 hrs after the stimulation and reached a maximum in 3-6 h and disappeared gradually thereafter. Immunosuppressive drugs such as ciclosporin, hydrocortisone and prednisolone inhibited the IL-4 mRNA expression dose dependently. Interferon-gamma did not show any inhibitory effect on IL-4 gene expression.


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