When peripheral blood lymphocytes were incubated with arachidonic acid in the presence of Ca++ ionophore (A23187), the cells from the selenium-deficient dairy cows produced significantly greater quantities of 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE) than the cells from the selenium-supplemented animals. The major product of reaction was verified as 12-HETE by cochromatography with a 12-HETE standard on an HPLC and structural analysis by GC-MS. Additionally, concanavalin A-stimulated lymphocyte proliferation was significantly decreased in cells from the Se-deficient cows. Furthermore, 12-HETE generated by the A23187-stimulated lymphocytes inhibited lymphocyte proliferation when added to Se-supplemented cell cultures. These observations suggest that self-regulation of lymphocyte proliferation might be mediated by 12-HETE production, especially during an altered nutritional state such as Se deficiency.
|Number of pages
|Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
|Published - Nov 27 1991
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology