Calyculin A, okadaic acid and W-7 interfere with a distal step in pancreatic acinar signal transduction.

Abstract

The effects of the serine/threonine phosphatase inhibitors calyculin A, okadaic acid and the calmodulin antagonist W-7 on amylase secretion were studied in pancreatic acini. Calyculin A and okadaic acid dose-dependently inhibited amylase secretion to basal levels when stimulated with the intracellularly acting secretagogues thapsigargin, 8-br-cAMP or PMA. W-7 dose-dependently inhibited thapsigargin- or 8-br-cAMP-induced amylase secretion. In combination, thapsigargin, 8-br-cAMP and PMA induced amylase secretion comparable to the stimulation by cholecystokinin. Their effect was significantly inhibited by calyculin A, okadaic acid or W-7. These data imply that type 1- and 2b-phosphatases and calmodulin play a key role in the stimulation of exocrine pancreatic secretion at a distal step of both the Ca2+/IP3- and cAMP-mediated signal-transduction pathways.

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@article{MeyerAlber1994CalyculinAO, title={Calyculin A, okadaic acid and W-7 interfere with a distal step in pancreatic acinar signal transduction.}, author={A. Meyer-Alber and I Fetz and I H Waschulewski and Michael Hoecker and Ulrich Robert Foelsch and Wolfgang Schmidt}, journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications}, year={1994}, volume={201 3}, pages={1470-6} }