alexa Influence of Ca2+ channel modulators on [3H]purine release from rat cultured glial cells.
Medicine

Medicine

Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Ballerini P, Ciccarelli R, Di Iorio P, Giuliani P, Caciagli F

Abstract Share this page

Abstract [3H]Purine release from rat striatum astrocyte cultures was studied at 14 days in vitro (DIV). Superfusion of cultures with a Ca(2+)-free medium + 0.5 mM ethylene glycol-bis(beta-aminoethylether)N,N,N',N'-tetracetic acid (EGTA) reduced the electrically evoked [3H]purine release. Nimodipine only at the concentration of 10 microM modified [3H]purine outflow whereas 0.1 microM omega-conotoxin and 0.03-0.1 microM nitrendipine reduced the evoked one. Superfusion of cultures with 0.1 microM omega-conotoxin + 0.1 microM nitrendipine antagonized the evoked [3H]purine release similarly to each drug given alone. Neither nitrendipine nor omega-conotoxin influenced the uptake of 45Ca2+ by the cultures. The treatment of cells with the Ca2+ agonist Bay K 8644 did not affect [3H]purine release or the 45Ca2+ uptake. The drug did not either alter [Ca2+]i, evaluated by loading the cells with 3 microM Fura-2/AM. 10-30 microM 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoic acid 8-(diethylamino)octyl ester (TMB-8), a blocker of intracellular Ca2+ discharge, significantly reduced the evoked [3H]purine release. On the other hand, 2 microM thapsigargin, an inhibitor of the ion store Ca2+ ATPase, was able to increase either the culture [3H]purine release or the [Ca2+]i. Together, the findings indicate that voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) of the neuronal N and L-types are not involved in the modulation of [3H]purine release from rat cultured astrocytes whereas Ca2+ coming from intracytoplasmic stores seems to play a prevailing role. Moreover, agents which block VSCC, seem to be able to affect [3H]purine outflow with mechanisms other than VSCC gating.
This article was published in Neurochem Res and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords