H Sugiya

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We used the Ca2+-sensitive fluorescent dye fura 2, together with measurements of intracellular D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P3], to assess the inhibitory effects of caffeine on signal transduction via G protein-coupled receptor pathways in isolated rat mandibular salivary acinar cells. ACh, norepinephrine (NE), and substance P (SP) all(More)
Whole gland perfusion technique was applied to rat parotid glands to assess whether amylase affects fluid secretion. Control perfusion without any secretagogue evoked no spontaneous secretion. Carbachol (CCh 1 microM) induced both amylase and fluid secretion with distinctive kinetics. Fluid secretion occurred constantly around 60 microL/g-min, whereas(More)
Previous studies have shown that exposure of parotid acinar cells to substance P at 37 degrees C results in activation of phospholipase C, formation of [3H]inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3), and persistent desensitization of the substance P response. In cells treated with antimycin in medium containing glucose, ATP was decreased to approximately 20% of(More)
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