The molecular clock network in mast cells has been shown to be a factor responsible for circadian regulation of allergic inflammation. PF670462 is a selective inhibitor of casein kinase 1δ and ε (CK1δ/ε) that control the posttranslational modification of clock proteins. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of PF670462 on gene and protein expression of FcεRI, the high-affinity IgE receptor, in canine mast cells and on IgE-mediated immediate-type cutaneous reactions in dogs. PF670462 decreased mRNA expression of FcεRIα and β, but not γ, and protein expression of FcεRI in a canine mast cell line. Furthermore, PF670462 suppressed IgE-mediated immediate-type cutaneous erythema in dogs. These findings indicate that CK1δ/ε function as regulators for FcεRI expression and IgE-mediated cutaneous reactions in dogs.
Keywords: IgE; circadian rhythm; dog; mast cell.