Two Different P2Y Receptors Linked to Steroidogenesis in Bovine Adrenocortical Cells

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Abstract

Both extracellular adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) and uridine 5′-triphosphate (UTP) induced corticoid production (steroidogenesis) concentration-dependently in bovine adrenocortical cells (BA cells). Pertussis toxin (PTX, approx. 2 μg/ml) partially inhibited (approx. 55% inhibition) extracellular ATP (100 μM)-induced steroidogenesis in BA cells. However, PTX did not inhibit extracellular UTP (100 μM)-induced steroidogenesis. Both ATP- and UTP-induced steroidogeneses were significantly inhibited by suramin (50 - 200 μM). These effects were inhibited significantly by reactive blue-2 (more than 100 μM) and pyridoxal-phosphate-6-azophenyl-2′, 4′-disulphonic acid (more than 100 μM). Both nucleotides (1 - 100 μM) induced inositol phosphates accumulation and intracellular Ca<SUP>2+</SUP> mobilization, but PTX did not inhibit them. The RT-PCR procedure identified only P2Y<SUB>2</SUB>-receptor mRNA in BA cells. These results suggest that extracellular ATP induces steroidogenesis via a unique P2 receptor linked to PTX-sensitive guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G-protein), while extracellular UTP induces steroidogenesis via P2 receptor linked to PTX-insensitive G-protein. Thus, it was concluded that at least two different P2Y-like receptors linking to steroidogenesis exist in BA cells.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 81(2), 194-199, 1999-10

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008196864
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    4886674
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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