Molecules 2009, 14(7), 2345-2355; doi:10.3390/molecules14072345
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A New Synthetic Compound, 2-OH, Enhances Interleukin-2 and Interferon-γ Gene Expression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

1 Department of Life Science, Fu-Jen University, No. 510, Chung-Cheng Rd., Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien 242, Taiwan 2 Department of Chemistry, Fu-Jen University, No. 510, Chung-Cheng Rd., Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien 242, Taiwan 3 Department of Nutritional Science, Fu-Jen University, No. 510, Chung-Cheng Rd., Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien 242, Taiwan 4 School of Medicine, Fu-Jen University, No. 510, Chung-Cheng Rd., Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien 242, Taiwan
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Received: 7 May 2009; in revised form: 17 June 2009 / Accepted: 29 June 2009 / Published: 2 July 2009
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Abstract: A new synthetic compound, 6-hydroxy-2-tosylisoquinolin-1(2H)-one (2-OH), was selected for immunopharmacological activity tests. The effects of 2-OH on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation were determined by tritiated thymidine uptake. Compared to phytohemagglutinin (PHA; 5 μg/mL) stimulation, 2-OH significantly enhanced PBMC proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. The 50% enhancement activity (EC50) for 2-OH was 4.4±0.1 μM. In addition, effects of 2-OH on interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) production in PBMC were determined by enzyme immunoassay. Results demonstrated that 2-OH stimulated IL-2 and IFN-γ production in PBMC. Data from reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and real-time PCR indicated that IL-2 and IFN-γ mRNA expression in PBMC could be induced by 2-OH. Therefore, 2-OH enhanced IL-2 and IFN-γ production in PBMC by modulation their gene expression. We suggest that 2-OH may be an immunomodulatory agent.
Keywords: PBMC; proliferation; IL-2

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Chou, S.-H.; Chou, S.-S.P.; Liew, Y.-F.; Leu, J.-Y.; Wang, S.-J.; Huang, R.-F.S.; Tzeng, W.-F.; Kuo, Y.-C. A New Synthetic Compound, 2-OH, Enhances Interleukin-2 and Interferon-γ Gene Expression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. Molecules 2009, 14, 2345-2355.

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Chou S-H, Chou S-SP, Liew Y-F, Leu J-Y, Wang S-J, Huang R-FS, Tzeng W-F, Kuo Y-C. A New Synthetic Compound, 2-OH, Enhances Interleukin-2 and Interferon-γ Gene Expression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. Molecules. 2009; 14(7):2345-2355.

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Chou, Shiu-Huey; Chou, Shang-Shing P.; Liew, Yih-Fong; Leu, Jyh-Yih; Wang, Su-Jane; Huang, Rwei-Fen S.; Tzeng, Woan-Fang; Kuo, Yuh-Chi. 2009. "A New Synthetic Compound, 2-OH, Enhances Interleukin-2 and Interferon-γ Gene Expression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells." Molecules 14, no. 7: 2345-2355.

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