Effects of melatonin priming of neutrophils and subsequent increase of phorbol 12-miristate 13-acetate stimulated respiratory burst were investigated on the modulation of L-selectin shedding and MAC-1 upregulation. Respiratory burst related H2O2 production and adhesion molecule expression were quantified by flow cytometry. Phorbol 12-miristate 13-acetate dose dependence of intracellular oxidation and adhesion molecule expression showed no relationship between respiratory burst intensity and MAC-1 expression or L-selectin shedding. Treatment of cells with 12.5 nM phorbol 12-miristate 13-acetate resulted in less than 20% of the respiratory burst response, however it induced 91.7% of total MAC-1 expression and 62.8% of L-selectin shedding. Melatonin priming experiments showed also no connection between the extent of respiratory burst and MAC-1 expression, however melatonin priming almost completely prevented L-selectin down-regulation elicited by phorbol 12-miristate 13-acetate, without affecting MAC-1 expression. It is suggested that melatonin may inhibit metalloproteases responsible for L-selectin cleavage.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 9 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology