Using cultured neonatal rat atrial cardiocytes, we have studied the effect of synthetic porcine endothelin (pET), a novel potent vasoconstrictor isolated from endothelial cells, on the release of immunoreactive (IR) rat atrial natriuretic peptide (rANP). pET stimulated IR-rANP secretion in a dose-dependent manner (10-10-10-7M) with an approximate half-maximally stimulatory dose of 2×10-10M. The pET-induced IR-rANP secretion was attenuated by Ca2+-channel blocker nicardipine, but no further stimulation was induced when combined with a Ca2+-channel agonist BAY-K 8644. pET in combination with tetradecanoyl-phorbol-acetate resulted in a synergistic effect on IR-rANP secretion. These data suggest that ET may play as an endogenous secretagogue for rANP by modulating Ca2+ influx through the voltage-dependent Ca2+-channels in atrial cardiocytes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Aug 30 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology