Research Article

Davallia mariesii Moore Improves FcεRI-Mediated Allergic Responses in the Rat Basophilic Leukemia Mast Cell Line RBL-2H3 and Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis in Mice

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Effect of Drynaria rhizome extract (DRE) on the expression of COX-2 and p-cPLA2 genes in RBL-2H3 mast cells. The cells were treated with DRE for 1 h and then treated with DNP-HSA (0.1 μg/mL) for 4 h. (a) PGD2 levels in the culture medium of IgE-sensitized RBL-2H3 mast cells treated with DRE. (b) Immunoblot analysis performed with anti-COX-2 and p-cPLA2 antibodies. α-Tubulin was used as protein loading control. Results are expressed as means ± SE of at least five independent experimental results that were tested by analysis of variance with Bonferroni’s post hoc testing; #, the control group versus the DNP-HSA group; and , the DNP-HSA group versus the DRE and Dex treatment-group.