Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Immunology Research
Volume 2015, Article ID 351829, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/351829
Research Article

Gender-Related Effects of Sex Steroids on Histamine Release and FcεRI Expression in Rat Peritoneal Mast Cells

1Unidad de Investigación Médica en Enfermedades Infecciosas y Parasitarias, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 06720 México, DF, Mexico
2Centro de Investigación Sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, 62100 Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
3Departamento de Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70228, 04510 México, DF, Mexico

Received 22 October 2014; Revised 3 February 2015; Accepted 4 February 2015

Academic Editor: Oscar Bottasso

Copyright © 2015 Samira Muñoz-Cruz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. Bouman, M. Jan Heineman, and M. M. Faas, “Sex hormones and the immune response in humans,” Human Reproduction Update, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 411–423, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. S. Oertelt-Prigione, “The influence of sex and gender on the immune response,” Autoimmunity Reviews, vol. 11, no. 6-7, pp. A479–A485, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. S. Muñoz-Cruz, C. Togno-Pierce, and J. Morales-Montor, “Non-reproductive effects of sex steroids: their immunoregulatory role,” Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 11, no. 13, pp. 1714–1727, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. M. Osman, “Therapeutic implications of sex differences in asthma and atopy,” Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 88, no. 7, pp. 587–590, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. S. T. Ngo, F. J. Steyn, and P. A. McCombe, “Gender differences in autoimmune disease,” Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 347–369, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. J. van Lunzen and M. Altfeld, “Sex differences in infectious diseases-common but neglected,” Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 209, supplement 3, pp. S79–S80, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. A. L. S. John and S. N. Abraham, “Innate immunity and its regulation by mast cells,” Journal of Immunology, vol. 190, no. 9, pp. 4458–4463, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. H.-R. Rodewald and T. B. Feyerabend, “Widespread immunological functions of mast cells: fact or fiction?” Immunity, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 13–24, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. N. Sismanopoulos, D.-A. Delivanis, K.-D. Alysandratos et al., “Mast cells in allergic and inflammatory diseases,” Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 18, no. 16, pp. 2261–2277, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. L. Padilla, K. Reinicke, H. Montesino et al., “Histamine content and mast cells distribution in mouse uterus: the effect of sexual hormones, gestation and labor,” Cellular and Molecular Biology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 93–100, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. H. Vliagoftis, V. Dimitriadou, W. Boucher et al., “Estradiol augments while tamoxifen inhibits rat mast cell secretion,” International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 398–409, 1992. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. H. Vliagoftis, V. Dimitriadou, and T. C. Theoharides, “Progesterone triggers selective mast cell secretion of 5-hydroxytryptamine,” International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology, vol. 93, no. 2-3, pp. 113–119, 1990. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M.-S. Kim, H.-J. Chae, T.-Y. Shin, H.-M. Kim, and H.-R. Kim, “Estrogen regulates cytokine release in human mast cells,” Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 495–504, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Vasiadi, D. Kempuraj, W. Boucher, D. Kalogeromitros, and T. C. Theoharides, “Progesterone inhibits mast cell secretion,” International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 787–794, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. R. S. Bonds and T. Midoro-Horiuti, “Estrogen effects in allergy and asthma,” Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 92–99, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. A. P. L. De Oliveira, H. V. Domingos, G. Cavriani et al., “Cellular recruitment and cytokine generation in a rat model of allergic lung inflammation are differentially modulated by progesterone and estradiol,” The American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology, vol. 293, no. 3, pp. C1120–C1128, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. F. Jensen, M. Woudwyk, A. Teles et al., “Estradiol and progesterone regulate the migration of mast cells from the periphery to the uterus and induce their maturation and degranulation,” PLoS ONE, vol. 5, no. 12, Article ID e14409, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. O. Zierau, A. C. Zenclussen, and F. Jensen, “Role of female sex hormones, estradiol and progesterone, in mast cell behavior,” Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 3, article 169, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. W. Chen, M. Mempel, W. Schober, H. Behrendt, and J. Ring, “Gender difference, sex hormones, and immediate type hypersensitivity reactions,” Allergy, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 1418–1427, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. X. J. Zhao, G. McKerr, Z. Dong et al., “Expression of oestrogen and progesterone receptors by mast cells alone, but not lymphocytes, macrophages or other immune cells in human upper airways,” Thorax, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 205–211, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. S. Nicovani and M. I. Rudolph, “Estrogen receptors in mast cells from arterial walls,” Biocell, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 15–24, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. H. Shirasaki, K. Watanabe, E. Kanaizumi et al., “Expression and localization of steroid receptors in human nasal mucosa,” Acta Oto-Laryngologica, vol. 124, no. 8, pp. 958–963, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. M. Zaitsu, S.-I. Narita, K. C. Lambert et al., “Estradiol activates mast cells via a non-genomic estrogen receptor-alpha and calcium influx,” Molecular immunology, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 1977–1985, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. S. Guhl, M. Artuc, T. Zuberbier, and M. Babina, “Testosterone exerts selective anti-inflammatory effects on human skin mast cells in a cell subset dependent manner,” Experimental Dermatology, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 878–880, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. B. M. Jensen, E. J. Swindle, S. Iwaki, and A. M. Gilfillan, “Unit 3.23 Generation, isolation, and maintenance of rodent mast cells and mast cell lines,” in Current Protocols in Immunology, chapter 3, John Wiley & Sons, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  26. I. Bachelet, A. Munitz, and F. Levi-Schaffer, “Co-culture of mast cells with fibroblasts: a tool to study their crosstalk,” Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 315, pp. 295–317, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. A. P. Lima, L. O. Lunardi, and A. A. M. Rosa e Silva, “Effects of castration and testosterone replacement on peritoneal histamine concentration and lung histamine concentration in pubertal male rats,” Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 167, no. 1, pp. 71–75, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. S. Bradesi, H. Eutamene, V. Theodorou, J. Fioramonti, and L. Bueno, “Effect of ovarian hormones on intestinal mast cell reactivity to Substance P,” Life Sciences, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 1047–1056, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. W. Chen, I. Beck, W. Schober et al., “Human mast cells express androgen receptors but treatment with testosterone exerts no influence on IgE-independent mast cell degranulation elicited by neuromuscular blocking agents,” Experimental Dermatology, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 302–304, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. H. Y. A. Lau, Y. Huang, and K. Y. J. Law, “Effects of oestrogenic agents on rat peritoneal mast cells,” Inflammation Research, vol. 58, supplement 1, pp. S15–S16, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. V. Boonyaratanakornkit and D. P. Edwards, “Receptor mechanisms mediating non-genomic actions of sex steroids,” Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 139–153, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. M. Bourque, D. E. Dluzen, and T. D. Paolo, “Male/female differences in neuroprotection and neuromodulation of brain dopamine,” Frontiers in Endocrinology (Lausanne), vol. 2, article 35, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. I. M. Abraham and A. E. Herbison, “Major sex differences in non-genomic estrogen actions on intracellular signaling in mouse brain in vivo,” Neuroscience, vol. 131, no. 4, pp. 945–951, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. L. Zhang, B. S. Li, W. Zhao et al., “Sex-related differences in MAPKs activation in rat astrocytes: effects of estrogen on cell death,” Molecular Brain Research, vol. 103, no. 1-2, pp. 1–11, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  35. M. Yamaguchi, K. Hirai, A. Komiya et al., “Regulation of mouse mast cell surface FcεRI expression by dexamethasone,” International Immunology, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 843–851, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus