The effect of a protein kinase C inhibitor, H-7, on human neutrophil oxidative burst and degranulation

R. L. Berkow, R. W. Dodson, A. S. Kraft

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Abstract

The role of C-kinase in the activation of human polymorphonuclear leukocytes has been examined using H-7, a recently described C-kinase inhibitor. We found that H-7 will inhibit PMN superoxide anion release in response to the tumor promotor phorbol myristate acetate and the calcium ionophore A23187. In contrast, no inhibition by H-7 was seen for PMN superoxide release stimulated by the chemotactic peptide FMLP. H-7 did not inhibit PMN NADPH oxidase activity or PMN degranulation by any stimulant, but it reversed a phorbol ester-induced inhibition of granule release by FMLP. The results show that H-7 differentially affects the PMN functional events of secretion and superoxide release and suggests that an H-7 inhibitable C-kinase 1) is not involved in chemotactic peptide induced activation of PMN and 2) may not regulate stimulus induced PMN degranulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Leukocyte Biology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology

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