Relationship of serine/threonine phosphorylation/dephosphorylation signaling to glucocorticoid regulation of tight junction permeability and ZO-1 distribution in nontransformed mammary epithelial cells.

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The synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone regulates tight junction permeability resulting in an increased transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) of cultured 31EG4 mammary epithelial cells. Inhibition of cellular type 1 and type 2A protein phosphatase activity by okadaic acid reduced the TER of dexamethasone-treated monolayers of 31EG4 cells to basal… (More)

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