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Authors Saban R, Haak-Frendscho M, Zine M, Presta LG, Bjorling DE, Jardieu P
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Journal J. Urol. Volume: 157 Issue: 2 Pages: 689-93
Publish Date 1997 Feb
PubMed ID 8996399

IgE antibodies may play an important role in noninfectious urinary inflammation, including interstitial cystitis (IC). In this study, urinary bladder strips were passively sensitized for 20 hours with serum from a ragweed-sensitive patient in the absence or presence of an anti-human IgE monoclonal antibody (MaE11) at 0, 1-, or 5-fold IgE concentration. The urinary bladder strips then were suspended in a superfusion apparatus for measurement of contraction and histamine release in response to antigen E (AgE) challenge. Non-sensitized tissues did not react to AgE challenge, whereas AgE challenge of passively-sensitized tissues resulted in time-dependent bladder contraction and histamine release. MaE11 abolished AgE-induced contraction and histamine release in a concentration-dependent manner. The safety of MaE11 was confirmed by its failure to contract or release histamine from passively-sensitized bladder tissues. The results of this study suggest that MaE11 may have immunotherapeutic benefit for amelioration of IgE-mediated diseases of the urinary system. Copyright © 2018 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System