Adrenergic signaling and second messenger production in hepatocytes of two fish species.

The activation of cAMP and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) transduction pathways by epinephrine (EPI) has been studied in hepatocytes and hepatic membranes of two teleost species, the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) and the black bullhead (Ictalurus melas). EPI at 10 microM increased both cAMP and IP3 in a dose- and species-dependent manner. The… CONTINUE READING