Multiple signaling pathways involved in the effect of endothelin type b receptor in rat median eminence

Mathison, Yaira and Rosario Garrido, María and Israel, Anita (2007) Multiple signaling pathways involved in the effect of endothelin type b receptor in rat median eminence. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 58 (2). pp. 139-150. ISSN 0236-5383

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We assessed the possible link between endothelin receptor mediated phosphoinositide breakdown and NO/cGMP signaling pathways in rat arcuate nucleus-median eminence fragments (AN-ME), brain struc- tures known to contain a rich plexus of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-containing neurons and fibers, together with densely arranged endothelin ETB-receptors-like immunoreactive fibres. Our data show that ET-1, ET-3 and the ETB-receptors agonist, IRL 1620, increased inositol monophosphate (InsP 1 ) accu- mulation, NOS activity and cGMP formation, in a similar degree. The stimulatory effect of ETs on InsP 1 accumulation and cGMP formation was inhibited by the phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor, neomycin, and the absence of extracellular calcium, suggesting that calcium is involved in endothelin receptor-induced PLC activation. The L-arginine analog, L-NAME, inhibited ET-1 or IRL1620-stimulated cGMP forma- tion. The ETA receptor antagonists BQ 123, did not alter, while the ETB receptor antagonists BQ788 inhibited ETs-induced increase in the PI metabolism, NOS activity and cGMP generation. Our data indi- cate that in AN-ME, ETB receptor signals through receptor-mediated calcium dependent-stimulation of phosphoinositide breakdown and activation of NOS/cGMP signaling pathway.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 14:57

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