Secretogogue-induced gating of chloride channels in the secretory vesicles of parafollicular cells.

Abstract

Thyroid parafollicular (PF) cells are neural crest-derived endocrine cells that secrete serotonin and calcitonin. The secretory vesicles of PF cells acidify when secretion is induced by increased extracellular Ca2+ or TSH. We tested the hypothesis that acidification is regulated by secretogogue-gated Cl- channels in vesicular membranes. Cl- channel (p64… (More)

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