[Influence of regulatory peptides on the secretion of interleukins from bronchial epithelial cells of the rabbit].

Sheng li xue bao : [Acta physiologica Sinica]

PubMedID: 11973587

Tan YR, Qin XQ, Guan CX, Zhang CQ, Xiang Y, Ren YH. [Influence of regulatory peptides on the secretion of interleukins from bronchial epithelial cells of the rabbit]. Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2002;54(2):107-10.
To explore the role of regulatory peptides in the secretion of bronchial epithelial cells (BECs), we observed the effects of four peptides, i.e.vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), epidermal growth factor (EGF), endothelin-1 (ET-1), and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), on the secretion of ILs from unstimulated or O3-stressed BECs. The results of the experiments showed that VIP exerted an inhibitory effect on the secretion of IL-1 and IL-8 from unstimulated and O3-stressed BECs, VIP also decreased the secretion of IL-5 from O3-stressed BECs; EGF promoted secretion of IL-1 and IL-8 from unstimulated BECs, but decreased the secretion of ILs from O3-stressed BECs; ET-1 and CGRP enhanced the secretion of IL-1, IL-5, and IL-8 from unstimlated BECs, CGRP also increased the secretion of ILs from O3-stressed BECs. The results obtained demonstrate that intrapulmonary regulatory peptides modulate the secretion of ILs from BECs, and may play an important part in transduction of inflammatory signals.