The secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) is a low-molecular- weight inhibitor of proteases, such as elastase and cathepsin G which are released from leukocytes during phagocytosis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not SLPI is able to inhibit IgE-mediated histamine release. Nasal mucosa from 11 test subjects without atopic disposition was used for this in vitro study. We found that SLPI inhibited histamine release in a dose-dependent way but was without influence on the spontaneous release.
|Journal||Mediators of Inflammation|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
- Nasal mucosa