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In the present paper, we report that an inositolphosphoglycan (IPG), derived from a Trypanosoma cruzi glycoinositolphosphoceramide (LPPG), is able to inhibit ACTH-mediated accumulation of a glucocorticoid, cortisol, in calf adrenocortical cells. This IPG is also able to inhibit the stimulation by ACTH of the production of the main glucocorticoid,(More)
Primary cultures of calf adrenal glomerulosa cells were prelabeled for 3 days with [3H]inositol or [3H]glucosamine and stimulated with 10 nM ACTH. Labeled phosphatidylinositol (PI), polyphosphoinositides (PIP and PIP2) and a novel phosphatidylinositol-glycan (PI-glycan) were measured after separation by TLC. [3H]-Inositol labeling of PI, PIP and PIP2(More)
We describe the effect of an inositol phosphoglycan (IPG) purified from Trypanosoma cruzi on the stimulation of aldosterone and cAMP production by ACTH in calf adrenocortical cells. T. cruzi IPG has two galactofuranose residues (Galf) which are not frequent in other IPGs. The effect of IPG with galactofuranose residues (IPG Galf) and IPG without these(More)
Atrial and brain natriuretic peptides specifically bind to primary cultures of calf adrenal glomerulosa cells. Binding of both natriuretic peptides to the same receptor has been proved by: a Dixon plot showing competitive effects for the binding of 125I-labeled brain natriuretic peptide in the presence of increasing concentrations of unlabeled atrial(More)
Endothelin (ET-1) receptors were studied in the C-6 glia cell line. ET-1 binds to C-6 cells in a temperature- and time-dependent manner, with an apparent Kd of 1.16 +/- 0.07 10(-10) M and a Bmax of 96,500 +/- 6000 sites/cell (mean +/- SEM, n = 27). Stimulation of protein kinase C (PKC) with the diacylglycerol (DAG) analog phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate(More)
We studied the mechanism that underlies the desensitization of calf adrenal glomerulosa cells induced by 4 h of ACTH treatment. In control cells, acute ACTH treatment provoked sizeable increases in aldosterone, cAMP, and diacylglycerol, and translocated protein kinase-C from cytosol to membrane. In desensitized cells, acute ACTH effects on aldosterone and(More)
In this paper, we studied the effect of heme availability on corticosterone and aldosterone synthesis in rat adrenal. We found that hemin stimulated corticosterone and aldosterone production in adrenal homogenates in a dose-dependent fashion. Hemin administration to rats also provoked an increase in both corticosterone and aldosterone content in adrenal.(More)
Effects of ACTH on the production of diacylglycerol (DAG) and translocation of protein kinase C were studied in primary cultures of calf adrenal glomerulosa cells. To study DAG production two different labeling protocols were used: (a) cells were prelabeled for 3 days with [2-3H]glycerol before ACTH addition; (b) ACTH and [2-3H]glycerol were added(More)
Oxidative stress plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis; some authors reported that fat accumulation correlates to systemic oxidative stress in human and mice, but cellular redox environment effect on lipid accumulation is still unclear. In our laboratory we used mouse embryonic fibroblasts (undifferentiated(More)
Aldosterone production from 11-deoxycorticosterone was stimulated by hemin in primary cultures and homogenates of calf adrenal zona glomerulosa, in a time- and dose-dependent fashion. The ferrochelatase inhibitor 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridine (DDC) blocked the stimulation of aldosterone mediated by adrenocorticotropin (ACTH).(More)