著者
TORU KINO HIROSHI HATANAKA SUSUMU MIYATA NORIAKI INAMURA MICHIHISA NISHIYAMA TOSHIMI YAJIMA TOSHIO GOTO MASAKUNI OKUHARA MASANOBU KOHSAKA HATSUO AOKI TAKENORI OCHIAI
出版者
JAPAN ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
雑誌
The Journal of Antibiotics (ISSN:00218820)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.40, no.9, pp.1256-1265, 1987-09-25 (Released:2006-04-19)
参考文献数
16
被引用文献数
241 589

The immuno-pharmacological profile of a novel immunosuppressive agent, FK-506 produced by a streptomycete, is presented here. We proceeded to test the effect of the agent on various in vitro immune systems. It showed that mixed lymphocyte reaction, cytotoxic T cell generation, the production of T cell-derived soluble mediators such as interleukin 2 (IL-2), interleukin 3 and gamma-interferon and the expression of the IL-2 receptor were suppressed by this agent. The IC50 values of FK-506 and ciclosporin (CS) in all tests were approximately 0.1nM and 10nM, respectively. Therefore, the novel agent, FK-506 suppressed in vitro immune systems at about hundred times lower concentration than CS.