Pyrimidinoceptor potentiation by ATP in NG108-15 cells

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Regulation of inositol phospholipid hydrolysis by UTP and UDP in neuroblastomaxglioma hybrid cell line NG108-15 was potentiated in the presence of ATP. The effect of ATP was dose dependent and shifted the EC50 value for these uracil nucleotides up to three powers of magnitude, having no influence on the maximal value of the response. Adenine nucleotides (ADP, AMP, adenosine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate) (ATPγS), β,γ-methyleneadenosine 5'-triphosphate (βγMeATP), 3'-O-(4-benzoyl)benzoyl ATP (BzATP) and 3'-deoxyadenosine 5'-O-(1-thio)triphosphate (dATPαS)) as well as adenosine, had no influence on the pyrimidinoceptor response. The potentiation effect was abolished by excess of EDTA. The results were in agreement with the hypothesis of pyrimidinoceptor affinity regulation via extracellular phosphorylation of the receptor protein, initiated by ATP. This mechanism may have physiological implication for functioning of uracil nucleotides as endogenous signaling molecules. Copyright (C) 1998 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.




Sak, K., Kelve, M., Uri, A., & Järv, J. (1998). Pyrimidinoceptor potentiation by ATP in NG108-15 cells. FEBS Letters, 439(1–2), 107–109.

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