Histamine-Induced Cortisol Secretion from Bovine Adrenocortical Cells: Co-incubated with Bovine Adrenal Medullary Cells

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Abstract

Histamine at concentrations higher than 10<SUP>-9</SUP> M significantly elicited cortisol secretion from bovine adrenocortical (BAC) cells co-incubated with bovine adrenal medullary (BAM) cells, suggesting that BAM cells are responsible for histamine-induced cortisol secretion. Cortisol secretion from BAC cells coincubated with BAM cells was also elicited by both an H<SUB>1</SUB> agonist, 2-methylhistamine, and an H<SUB>2</SUB> agonist, 4-methylhistamine. However, 4-methylhistamine was much less effective than 2-methylhistamine. Histamine-induced cortisol secretion was inhibited not only by H<SUB>1</SUB> antagonists (pyrilamine and diphenhydramine) but also by H<SUB>2</SUB> antagonists (cimetidine and ranitidine). Histamine effectively increased <SUP>45</SUP>Ca uptake and IP<SUB>3</SUB> production in BAM cells. These responses were antagonized by the H<SUB>1</SUB> antagonist but not by the H<SUB>2</SUB> antagonist. Histamine-induced cortisol secretion from BAC cells co-incubated with BAM cells was inhibited by β-adrenoceptor antagonists, propranolol and timolol, as well as an NK<SUB>1</SUB>-receptor antagonist, DArg<SUP>1</SUP>-D-Trp<SUP>7, 9</SUP>-Leu<SUP>11</SUP>-substance P. These results indicate that histamine can induce cortisol secretion from BAC cells at physiological concentrations through H<SUB>1</SUB> receptors on BAM cells, and catecholamine and substance P may participate in histamine-induced cortisol secretion.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 75(2), 115-121, 1997-10-01

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008189493
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    4326408
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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