Vasopressin induces breakdown of phosphoinositides in adrenal tumor Y-1 cells without a steroidogenic effect.

Abstract

Y-1 adrenal cells contain specific vasopressin (VP) binding sites (27,000 +/- 2,000 sites/cell) of high affinity (KD = 2.2 +/- 0.5 X 10(-9) M). VP which alone has no effect on cAMP production inhibited in a dose-dependent manner (ID50 = 3.5 +/- 0.7 X 10(-11) M) the ACTH-induced cAMP production by Y-1 cells. The inhibitory effect was completely blunted by a… (More)

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