Chiaki Matsumura

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The effects of pimobendan, a Ca(2+) sensitizer with inhibitory action against cyclic-GMP-inhibited phosphodiesterase (PDE-III), on catecholamine (CA) secretion were studied in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. In intact cells, pimobendan (10 - 100 microM) inhibited CA secretion stimulated by acetylcholine (10 and 30 microM) and(More)
1. Differential secretion of adrenaline (Adr) and noradrenaline (NA) in response to various secretagogues was studied in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. 2. Acetylcholine (ACh; 3-300 mumol/L), 1,1-dimethyl-4-phenyl-piperazinum (DMPP; 1-100 mumol/L), high K+ (20-60 mmol/L), calcimycin (1-100 mumol/L), histamine (0.3-30 mumol/L) and angiotensin (Ang)II(More)
The effects of SEA0400, a selective inhibitor of the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX), on Na(+)-dependent Ca(2+) uptake and catecholamine (CA) release were examined in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells that were loaded with Na(+) by treatment with ouabain and veratridine. SEA0400 inhibited Na(+)-dependent (45)Ca(2+) uptake and CA release, with the IC(50) values(More)
We have used stage-specific assays for ATP-dependent priming and for Ca(2+)-activated triggering in the absence of ATP to examine the effects of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) inhibitors, ML-9 and ML-7, and calmodulin antagonists, W-7 and trifluoperazine (TFP), on regulated exocytosis in beta-escin-permeabilized bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. Ca2+(More)
1. The Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) exchanges Na+ and Ca(2+) bidirectionally through the forward mode (Ca(2+) extrusion) or the reverse mode (Ca(2+) influx). The present study was undertaken to clarify the role of protein kinase C (PKC) in the regulation of NCX in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. The Na(+)-loaded cells were prepared by treatment with 100(More)
1. Caffeine (20-40 mM) secreted catecholamines from beta-escin-permeabilized bovine adrenal chromaffin cells in the presence or absence of 2 mM MgATP. The caffeine-induced catecholamine secretion in the presence of MgATP was to the same extent as that in the absence of MgATP. 2. Ca2+ (0.1-10 microM) induced a significantly greater secretion of(More)
1 The effects of genistein and herbimycin, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, on catecholamine (CA) release were examined in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. 2 In intact cells, genistein (10-100 microm) and herbimycin (3-30 microm) inhibited CA release induced by acetylcholine (ACh; 100 microm) or the nicotinic receptor stimulant 1,1-dimethyl-4-phenyl-piperazinium(More)
1 The effects of the immunosuppressants, tacrolimus (FK506) and cyclosporin A (CsA), on catecholamine (CA) release were examined in cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. 2 In intact cells, FK506 (1-30 microM) inhibited CA release stimulated by acetylcholine (ACh; 100 microM), 1,1-dimethyl-4-phenyl-piperazinium (DMPP, 10 microM) or high K+ (40 mM). CsA(More)
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