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The effect of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on protein tyrosine phosphorylation was studied in rat hippocampal slices. PAF caused an increase in the tyrosine phosphorylation of two phosphoproteins, which we identified by immunoprecipitation assays as the focal adhesion kinase p125FAK and crk-associated substrate p130Ca. The PAF effect was time- and(More)
The effect of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on protein tyrosine phosphorylation was studied in rat brain slices. PAF induced a time- and concentration-dependent increase in tyrosine phosphorylation of a doublet of approximately 125 kDa. These proteins were identified by immunoprecipitation as p125(FAK) and p130(Cas), using monoclonal antibodies. This(More)
Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) induces a rapid increase of intracellular Ca2+ concentration in isolated synaptosomes. This effect is dose-dependent and is also dependent on extracellular Ca2+. Sphingosine (SPH) has a smaller effect and treatment with psychosine (PSY) is ineffective, which suggests that phosphorylation of the 1-carbon of SPH is required(More)
Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) caused a rapid increase of Ca2+ concentration in isolated brain nuclei. This effect was prevented by nimodipine, an inhibitor of L-type Ca2+ channels, and by thapsigargin, an inhibitor of Ca(2+)-ATPase. Neither heparin nor U73122 modified this effect, suggesting that phospholipase C activation and inositol(More)
We examined the effect of ET-1 on cyclic AMP levels in rat cerebral cortex. The peptide caused a concentration-dependent increase of [(3)H]cyclic AMP accumulation after 10 min of treatment. This effect was due to adenosine accumulation since it was inhibited by the treatment with adenosine deaminase. ET-1, apart from being able to increase cyclic AMP, also(More)
The involvement of glutamate in PAF-increased cyclic GMP levels was studied. Glutamate treatment caused a dose-response increase of cyclic GMP levels in hippocampal slices. The presence of 1 mM glutamate did not modify the effect caused by 10(-7)M PAF. To elucidate the involvement of glutamate in this action, slices were treated with PAF in the presence of(More)
Stimulation of rat cerebral cortex with endothelin-1 (ET-1) caused an increase in the tyrosine phosphorylation of several proteins. Two of these phosphoproteins were identified by the immunoprecipitation assays as being the focal adhesion kinase p125FAK and crk-associated substrate p130Cas. This effect was time- and dose-dependent, with an EC50 value of 3.9(More)
In the present study, experiments were conducted to determine the effect of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on (Na+,K+)-ATPase in rat cerebral cortex. PAF, but not lysoPAF, inhibited (Na+,K+)ATPase activity, in a dose- and time-dependent manner, 10(-7) to 10(6) M being the most effective dose. These effects were abolished in the presence of PCA-4248, a PAF(More)
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