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Reduced production of hyperalgesic substances by mononuclear cells from aged rats incubated with carrageenan: role of interleukin 2 and prostaglandins.

Authors: Pereira, LS  Ferreira-Alves, DL  De Resende, MA  Romualdo, VA  Dos Reis, WG  Lopes, MT  Santoro, MM  Francischi, JN 
Citation: Pereira LS, etal., Inflamm Res. 2003 Mar;52(3):119-25.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:12755376

OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To compare the production of hyperalgesic substances by cells from aged (A; 24-month) and juvenile (J; 2-month) rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 4 x 10(5) purified mononuclear cells from J and A were 2 h-stimulated (test) or not (control) by 250 microg lambda-carrageenan/well. Supernatants (0.1 ml) were intraplantarly (ipl) injected in rat paws and development of mechanical hyperalgesia, in grams, evaluated. Rat interleukin 2 (IL 2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) were also assessed for hyperalgesia development. RESULTS: Test supernatants from A compared with J induced significantly less hyperalgesia (-56 +/- 8.1 and -88.4 +/- 4.6 g, respectively, p < 0.05, ANOVA t test). Local injection of a specific, but not a control, antiserum against IL 2 significantly blocked both pure IL 2- and stimulated supernatants-derived hyperalgesia. In contrast to PGE-like materials, IL 2 content in supernatants was compatible with hyperalgesia development. CONCLUSIONS: Hyperalgesia induced by test supernatants was significantly less intense when derived from aged animals. IL 2 may have accounted for such hyperalgesia.


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RGD ID: 8662973
Created: 2014-07-01
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2014-07-01
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.