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In neuronal cells, opioid peptides and opiates inhibit neurotransmitter release, which is a calcium-dependent process. They also inhibit adenylyl cyclase, presumably via the membrane signal-transducing component, Gi, a guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G-protein). No causal relationship between these two events has yet been demonstrated. Besides Gi,(More)
In an attempt to isolate protein kinase A anchoring proteins (AKAPs) involved in vasopressin-mediated water reabsorbtion, the complete sequence of the human AKAP Ht31 was determined and a partial cDNA of its rat orthologue (Rt31) was cloned. The Ht31 cDNA includes the estrogen receptor cofactor Brx and the RhoA GDP/GTP exchange factor proto-lymphoid blast(More)
The antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) regulates water reabsorption in renal collecting duct principal cells by inducing a cAMP-dependent translocation of water channels (aquaporin-2, AQP-2) from intracellular vesicles into the apical cell membranes. In subcellular fractions from primary cultured rat inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)(More)
Morphological, electrophysiological, and biochemical properties of H9c2 cells, a permanent cell line derived from rat cardiac tissue, were studied. Although the lectin binding pattern revealed similar sugar residues in the surface coat of H9c2 cells and isolated rat cardiocytes, heart-specific morphological structures could not be detected in H9c2 cells.(More)
Antidiuretic hormone (arginine vasopressin) binds to and activates V2 receptors in renal collecting tubule cells. Subsequent stimulation of the Gs/adenylyl cyclase system promotes insertion of water pores into the luminal membrane and thereby reabsorption of fluid. In congenital nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (CNDI), an X-linked recessive disorder, the(More)
Vasopressin regulates water reabsorption in renal collecting duct principal cells by a cAMP-dependent translocation of the water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) from intracellular vesicles into the cell membrane. In the present work primary cultured inner medullary collecting duct cells were used to study the role of the proteins of the Rho family in the(More)
So far three splice variants of the alpha o-gene coding for two alpha o proteins have been identified by molecular cloning, and the corresponding proteins purified. In the present study subtype-specific peptide antibodies revealed the existence of an electrophoretically distinct third form of alpha o in mammalian brain membranes which migrates more slowly(More)
First published August 8, 2001; 10.1152/ajprenal.00091.2001.-We have recently demonstrated that actin depolymerization is a prerequisite for cAMP-dependent translocation of the water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) into the apical membrane in AQP2-transfected renal CD8 cells (29). The Rho family of small GTPases, including Cdc42, Rac, and Rho, regulates the(More)
Voltage-dependent Ca2+ currents appear to be involved in the actions of hormones that regulate pituitary secretion. In order to investigate modulation of Ca2+ currents by release-inducing and release-inhibiting hormones, we performed whole-cell clamp experiments in the pituitary cell line GH3. The resting potential was approximately -40 mV; spontaneous(More)
Antidiuresis, the recovery of water from the lumen of the renal collecting tubule, is regulated by the hypothalamic release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which binds to specific receptors on renal collecting tubule cells, stimulates adenylyl cyclase and promotes the cyclic AMP-mediated incorporation of water pores into the luminal surface of these cells.(More)