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Short-term hyperprolactinemia decreases allergic inflammatory response of the lungs

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Ochoa-Amaya, Julieta E. [1, 2] ; Hamasato, Eduardo K. [1] ; Tobaruela, Carla N. [1] ; Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, Nicolle [1] ; Anselmo Franci, Janete A. [3] ; Palermo-Neto, Joao [1] ; Greiffo, Flavia R. [4] ; de Britto, Aurileia Aparecida [4] ; Vieira, Rodolfo Paula [4] ; Ligeiro de Oliveira, Ana P. [4] ; Massoco, Cristina de O. [1] ; Felicio, Luciano F. [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Patol, Fac Med Vet Zootecnia, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Llanos, Fac Ciencias Agr & Recursos Nat, Programa Med Vet & Zootecnia, Villavicencio - Colombia
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Lab Neuroendocrinol Reprod, Fac Odontol Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Nove Julho, Programa Posgrad Biofoton Aplicada Ciencias Saude, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Life Sciences; v. 142, p. 66-75, DEC 1 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Aims: Prolactin is a major immunomodulator. The present study evaluated the effects of short-term hyperprolactinemia induced by domperidone before ovalbumin antigenic challenge on the lung's allergic inflammatory response. Main methods: To induce hyperprolactinemia, domperidone was injected in rats at a dose of 5.1 per day, i.p., for 5 days from 10th to 14th day after OVA immunization. Total and differential leukocyte counts from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), femoral marrow lavage (FML), and blood were analyzed. The percentages of mucus and collagen production were evaluated. Levels of corticosterone and prolactin in serum, interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in lung explants supernatants were measured and interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) in bronchiolar lavage cells suspensions (BAL) was measured. Key findings: The rats that were subjected to short-term hyperprolactinemia exhibited a decrease in leukocyte counts in bronchoalveolar lavage, cellularity decrease in femoral marrow lavage fluid, a lower percentage of mucus, and an increase in lung IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma expression. Significance: Hyperprolactinemia induced before antigenic challenge decreased allergic lung inflammation. These data suggest that prolactin may play a role in the pathophysiology of asthma. The present study demonstrates a prospective beneficial side effect of domperidone for asthmatic patients. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/01610-7 - Subsistence and reproduction: opioidergic modulation of behavioral selection during lactation
Grantee:Luciano Freitas Felicio
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/51886-3 - Neuroimmunomodulation: drugs, stress and cytokines on nervous, endocrine and immune systems relationships
Grantee:João Palermo Neto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants