Phosphoinositide Hydrolysis and Calcium Mobilization Induced by Vasopressin and Angiotensin II in Cultured Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Kazuhisa Takeuchi, Keishi Abe, Minoru Yasujima, Makito Sato, M. Kazutaka Maeyama, Takehiko Watanabe, Shunichi Sato, Humio Inaba, Kaoru Yoshinaga

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Abstract

The cellular action of vasoconstrictive hormones, angiotensin II (AII) and Arg8-vasopressin (AVP), on vascular smooth muscle (VSM) in cultured VSM cells from rat mesenteric artery was studied. Both AII and AVP specifically induce a transient increases in cytosolic free calcium independent of extracellular calcium or calcium channels activated by high potassium depolarization in VSM cells loaded with Fura-2. Vasoconstrictive hormones induce a dose-dependency with formation of inositolphosphates. Analysis using high pressure liquid chromatography has shown that AVP stimulates rapid and transient increases in inositol 1, 3, 4-trisphosphate, inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate and inositol 1, 3, 4, 5-tetrakisphosphate within 1 minute. Moreover, a laser-excitation fluorescence system reveals high calcium concentration sites in subsarcolemmal region. These results indicate that, unlike voltage-dependent calcium influx across the cell membrane, AII and AVP induce receptor-mediated increases in cytosolic free calcium via phosphoinositide hydrolysis creating an intracellular messenger for calcium release from intracellular calcium stores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-122
Number of pages16
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume166
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Indo-1
  • angiotensin II receptor
  • cytosolic calcium
  • fura-2
  • inositol phosphate
  • laser-excitation fluorescence microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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