Thromboxane A 2 receptor (TP) mediates bronchial smooth muscle cell (BSMC) contraction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and airway inflammation in patients with asthma. In the present study, a pathogenic role of TP activation in airway remodeling was examined using primary cultures of human BSMC. A TP agonist, I-BOP, concentration-dependently enhanced not only bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) uptake but also cell proliferation of BSMC. A TP-selective antagonist, AA-2414, blocked the effects of I-BOP on both BrdU uptake and cell proliferation. I-BOP-induced BrdU uptake was significantly blocked by two non-selective tyrosine kinase inhibitors, genistein and herbimycin A, or a Src family tyrosine kinase inhibitor, PP2, but not by an inhibitor of epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor-associated tyrosine kinase, AG1478. In conclusion, TP receptor activation causes DNA synthesis and cell proliferation of human BSMC by activating tyrosine kinases including Src, but not by EGF receptor transactivation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cell Biology