Phosphoinositide signalling in human neuroblastoma cells: biphasic effect of Li+ on the level of the inositolphosphate second messengers.


Lithium has a biphasic effect of the agonist-dependent accumulation of Ins(1,4,5)P3 in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. These effects consist of a transient reduction, followed by a long-lasting increase in Ins(1,4,5)P3 as compared to controls. The Li+ effects are dose dependent, and were observed at concentrations used in the treatment of bipolar… (More)