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Histamine regulation of innate and adaptive immunity


Ferstl, Ruth; Akdis, Cezmi A; O'Mahony, Liam (2012). Histamine regulation of innate and adaptive immunity. Frontiers in Bioscience, 17:40-53.

Abstract

Histamine influences many cell types involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses including antigen-presenting cells (APCs), Natural Killer (NK) cells, epithelial cells, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. These cells express histamine receptors (HRs) and also secrete histamine, which can selectively recruit the major effector cells into tissue sites and affect their maturation, activation, polarization and effector functions leading to tolerogenic or pro-inflammatory responses. Histamine and its four receptors represent a complex system of immunoregulation with distinct effects of receptor subtypes and their differential expression, which changes according to the stage of cell differentiation as well as micro-environmental influences. In this review, we discuss histamine receptor expression and differential activation of cells within both the innate and adaptive immune response and the signal transduction mechanisms which influence their activity.

Abstract

Histamine influences many cell types involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses including antigen-presenting cells (APCs), Natural Killer (NK) cells, epithelial cells, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. These cells express histamine receptors (HRs) and also secrete histamine, which can selectively recruit the major effector cells into tissue sites and affect their maturation, activation, polarization and effector functions leading to tolerogenic or pro-inflammatory responses. Histamine and its four receptors represent a complex system of immunoregulation with distinct effects of receptor subtypes and their differential expression, which changes according to the stage of cell differentiation as well as micro-environmental influences. In this review, we discuss histamine receptor expression and differential activation of cells within both the innate and adaptive immune response and the signal transduction mechanisms which influence their activity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 January 2012
Deposited On:01 Jun 2012 13:58
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:49
Publisher:Frontiers in Bioscience
ISSN:1093-4715
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2741/3914
PubMed ID:22201731

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