alexa The Hormone Exocytosis in Prolactinoma and Normal Adeno
ISSN: 2168-9296

Cell & Developmental Biology
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Research Article

The Hormone Exocytosis in Prolactinoma and Normal Adenohypophysis Cell Cultures by the Effects of Hypocalcaemia

Sepp K1, László A2, Radács M3, Serester A4, Valkusz Z1, Gálfi M3 and Molnár Z3*

1Endocrine Unit of First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

2Department of Biometrics and Agricultural Informatics, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary

3Institute of Applied Science, Department of Environmental Biology and Education, Gyula Juhász Faculty of Education, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

4TÜV Rheinland InterCert, Budapest, Hungary

*Corresponding Author:
Zsolt Molnár
Institute of Applied Science
Department of Environmental Biology and Education
Gyula Juhász Faculty of Education
University of Szeged, Boldogasszony Street 6
H-6725, Szeged, Hungary
Tel: +36-62-546-225
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 06, 2017; Accepted date: March 21, 2017; Published date: March 28, 2017

Citation: Sepp K, László A, Radács M, Serester A, Valkusz Z, et al. (2017) The Hormone Exocytosis in Prolactinoma and Normal Adenohypophysis Cell Cultures by the Effects of Hypocalcaemia. Cell Dev Biol 6:182. doi:10.4172/2168-9296.1000182

Copyright: © 2017 Sepp K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The biological systems are opened, complex objects, which can regularly exchange feedbacks with their environment. The calcium ion is a universal messenger, which can regulate several cellular functions e.g. exocytosis machinery. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the response mechanisms of normal adenohypophysis and adenohypophyseal prolactinoma cell populations at different extracellular Ca2+ levels with an otherwise isoionic milieu of all other essential ions. We focused on prolactin (PRL) and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) release. In our experimental study, female Wistar rats (n=10) were treated with estrone-acetate (150 μg/kg b.w/week) for 6 months to induce prolactinomas in the adenohypophysis. Primary, monolayer cell cultures were prepared by enzymatic and mechanical digestion. PRL and ACTH hormone presence was measured by radioimmunoassay or immuno- chemiluminescence assay. Repeated measurements of ACTH and PRL hormone release in different treatment groups on cell cultures during 80 minutes were compared using marginal models. Differences between the effects of hypocalcaemia on normal adenohypophysis cultures and prolactinoma cell populations were investigated. Significant alteration (p<0.001, n=12) in hormone exocytosis was detected in Ca2+ treated adenohypophyseal and prolactinoma cell cultures, compared to untreated groups. Diminution of Ca2+ may inhibit the SNARE mediated fusion of hormone containing vesicles to plasma membrane. In conclusion, the main finding of this study is that a strict correlation exists among certain biophysical properties, especially extracellular Ca2+ milieu and hormone vesicle exocytosis.


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