Response of guanylate cyclase to atrial natriuretic factor in epithelial cells of the frog choroid plexus.


This study shows that the choroid plexus of Rana esculenta contains a guanylate cyclase particulate (GCp), similar to that identified in Mammalia, that is quite sensitive to the atrial natriuretic factor (ANF). The cytochemical tests for GCp show that ANF increases the enzymatic reaction products. Deposits are observed on the apical portion, at the basal… (More)