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In this report, the secretory response to Ca2+ in GH3 rat pituitary cells permeabilized by electric field discharge has been compared in both magnitude and Ca2+ sensitivity to prolactin (PRL) release from intact GH3 cells. The half-maximally effective [Ca2+] for stimulating PRL release in permeable cells was approximately 0.5 microM, and maximal stimulation(More)
Treatment of 45Ca2+-loaded GH3 pituitary cells with various concentrations of digitonin revealed discrete pools (I and II) of cellular 45Ca2+ defined by differing detergent sensitivities. Markers for cytosol and intracellular organelles indicated that the two 45Ca2+ pools were correlated with the two major cellular Ca2+-sequestering organelles, endoplasmic(More)
GH pituitary cells have been widely utilized for studies of hormone response mechanisms. Studies reported here were motivated by the desirability of isolating characterized GH clones defective in cyclic AMP synthesis or action. Spontaneously occurring GH1 cell variants resistant to the growth-inhibitory effects of cyclic AMP analogs were isolated.(More)
We have used GH3 cells permeabilized by electric field discharge to examine the effects of Ca2+ and protein kinase C activators (phorbol ester and diacylglycerol) on prolactin (PRL) release. Ca2+ was found to stimulate PRL release approximately 4 fold at 3 microM Ca2+ with a half-maximal response at approximately .5 microM estimated free Ca2+.(More)
Prolactin (PRL) release in permeable GH3 pituitary cells was stimulated by the protein kinase C activators 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) and 1-oleoyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycerol (OAG). Both agents stimulated secretion at 10 nM Ca2+, but higher [Ca2+] (greater than 0.1 microM) potentiated TPA and OAG action. Maximal potentiation occurred at 1 microM(More)
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