Persistent activation of steroidogenesis in adrenocortical cells by photoaffinity labeling of corticotropin receptors.

J. Ramachandran, J. Hagman, K. Muramoto

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    Abstract

    Photolysis of rat adrenocortical cells in the presence of the photoreactive derivative [(2-nitro-5-azidophenylsulfenyl)Trp9]-adrenocorticotropic hormone (2,5-NAPS-ACTH) at 24 degrees C resulted in persistent activation of corticosterone production. The basal rate of steroidogenesis became maximal when photolysis was performed at 24 degrees C but remained the same as that of control cells when irradiation was performed at 0 degrees C. No increase in basal rate was observed with dark controls or cells photolyzed with [(2,4-dinitrophenylsulfenyl)Trp9]ACTH, a photoresistant analog of the hormone. Prephotolyzed 2,5-NAPS-ACTH failed to induce persistent activation. Both ACTH and 2,4-(dinitrophenylsulfenyl)Trp9-ACTH blocked the photo-induced activation of steroidogenesis elicited by 2,5-NAPS-ACTH. Under photolysis conditions which caused the basal rate of steroidogenesis to become maximal, a 3-fold increase in the basal rate of cAMP formation was observed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11424-11427
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
    Volume256
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 1981 Nov 25

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology

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