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The effect of thyrotropin (TSH) on cyclic AMP accumulation, phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2) hydrolysis and [Ca2+]i rise has been studied in CHO cells stably transfected with human TSH receptor (hTSHR) cDNA. In human thyroid slices, TSH activates these two intracellular cascades with a higher affinity for the adenylate cyclase activation (from 0.1(More)
The interaction with monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and B has been shown to be sensitive to the absolute configuration of molecules. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of the racemic pirlindole (a selective and reversible MAO-A inhibitor) and its two enantiomers using biochemical techniques (in vitro and ex vivo determination of rat(More)
The actions of TSH, ATP, the ionophore A23187, the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase inhibitor thapsigargin, and phorbol dibutyrate (PDBu) on 3H-cytidine-monophosphate phosphatidic acid (3H-CMP-PA) accumulation were studied in human thyroid slices to evaluate PA generation and inositol recycling towards phosphatidyl-inositol synthesis. The effects of the(More)
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) 3-kinase catalyses the ATP-dependent phosphorylation of InsP3 to inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (InsP4). InsP3 3-kinase was purified from rat brain by Blue-Sepharose, phosphocellulose and calmodulin (CaM)-Sepharose affinity chromatography. The purified enzyme was stimulated by Ca2+/CaM by 3-6-fold as compared with(More)
In human thyrocytes and in a permanent CHO cell line expressing the human thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor cDNA (JP09 cells), TSH activates both the cyclic AMP and the phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) cascade, although the latter effect requires higher TSH concentrations. Thyroid stimulating autoantibodies (TSAb) activate also the(More)
The effects of thyrotropin (TSH) and carbamylcholine (Cchol) on labeling by [3H]inositol of inositol lipids (i.e. total phosphoinositides (PI)) and inositol phosphates (IP) and on diacylglycerol (DAG) generation was studied in dog thyroid slices. Both agents (TSH 1-250 mU/ml, Cchol 10(-6) to 10(-4) M) increased the incorporation of [3H]inositol into PI and(More)
The effects of phorbol dibutyrate (PDBu) on phosphatidylbutanol (PtdBut) generation in [3H]palmitate- or [3H]myristate-prelabeled dog thyroid slices were measured to assess the activity of phospholipase-D (PLD) in the presence or absence of the two inhibitors of protein kinase-C (PKC), staurosporine (STSP) and calphostin-C. The actions of the same agents on(More)
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphatase catalyses the dephosphorylation of the phosphate in the 5-position from inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate. One particulate and two soluble enzymes were previously described in bovine brain. In this study, we have obtained a precipitating antiserum against soluble type I inositol(More)