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When isolated rat liver nuclei were treated with platelet-activating factor (PAF), a rapid increase in the mass of diacylglycerol (DAG) occurred. This effect was dose- and time-dependent. The maximum effect was observed after 1 min of 10(-7) M PAF treatment. A concomitant decrease of polyphosphoinositides and phosphatidic acid (PA) levels was observed.(More)
The action of endothelin-1 (ET-1) on phosphoinositide metabolism was studied in rat synaptosomes. ET-1 caused an early and transitory decrease of 32P incorporation into phosphoinositides, concomitantly with an increase into phosphatidic acid (PA). This effect was time-dependent and was not found in the absence of exogenous calcium. Furthermore, ET-1 caused(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)
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)
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 p130Cas. The PAF effect was time- and(More)
Platelet activating factor (PAF) treatment caused a transient rise in cyclic GMP levels in rat hippocampal slices. The stimulation of cyclic GMP synthesis induced by PAF was dose-dependent and was suppressed after treatment with PCA-4248, a PAF antagonist, a fact that could suggest the involvement of specific PAF receptors. In addition, when slices were(More)
In this study we report that protein kinase C zeta (PKC zeta), one of the atypical isoforms of the PKC family located predominantly in cytosol, is redistributed by C2-ceramide treatment in isolated hepatocytes. PKC zeta increased in membrane and nuclear fractions after 30 min of treatment with C2-ceramide in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The action of(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)
The action of platelet activating factor (PAF) on subcellular distribution and activity of protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms in rabbit platelets was analyzed. The results showed an increase of PKC alpha in membrane fraction, concomitantly with a decrease in cytosolic fraction after 5 min PAF treatment, indicating that a translocation of PKC alpha occurred. In(More)
The sphingolipids, sphingosine (SPH), sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) and psycosine induce a rapid and transient rise in nuclear free Ca2+ concentration in a dose dependent manner. To determine whether these sphingolipids act by a IP3-dependent pathway, we tested the increase of Ca2+ in the presence of heparin, an antagonist of IP3 receptor or U70122, an(More)