Impaired degranulation but enhanced cytokine production after Fc epsilonRI stimulation of diacylglycerol kinase zeta-deficient mast cells.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Calcium and diacylglycerol are critical second messengers that together effect mast cell degranulation after allergen cross-linking of immunoglobulin (Ig)E-bound FcepsilonRI. Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK)zeta is a negative regulator of diacylglycerol-dependent signaling that acts by converting diacylglycerol to phosphatidic acid. We reported previously that DGKzeta-/- mice have enhanced in vivo T cell function. Here, we demonstrate that these mice have diminished in vivo mast cell function, as revealed by impaired local anaphylactic responses. Concordantly, DGKzeta-/- bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMCs) demonstrate impaired degranulation after Fc epsilonRI cross-linking, associated with diminished phospholipase Cgamma activity, calcium flux, and protein kinase C-betaII membrane recruitment. In contrast, Ras-Erk signals and interleukin-6 production are enhanced, both during IgE sensitization and after antigen cross-linking of Fc epsilonRI. Our data demonstrate dissociation between cytokine production and degranulation in mast cells and reveal the importance of DGK activity during IgE sensitization for proper attenuation of Fc epsilonRI signals.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olenchock, BA; Guo, R; Silverman, MA; Wu, JN; Carpenter, JH; Koretzky, GA; Zhong, X-P

Published Date

  • June 12, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 203 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1471 - 1480

PubMed ID

  • 16717114

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2118304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1084/jem.20052424


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States