Angiotensin II phosphorylation of extracellular signal regulated kinases in rat anterior pituitary cells

Authors
Suárez, Cecilia Ana; Diaz, Graciela Susana; Gonzalez Iglesias, Arturo; Vela, Jorge; Mladovan, Alejandro; Baldi, Alberto; Becu, Damasia
Publication Year
2003
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We studied the effects of ANG II on extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 phosphorylation in rat pituitary cells. ANG II increased ERK phosphorylation in a time- and concentration-dependent way. Maximum effect was obtained at 5 min at a concentration of 10-100 nM. The effect of 100 nM ANG II was blocked by the AT1 antagonist DUP-753, by the phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor U-73122, and by the MAPK kinase (MEK) antagonist PD-98059. The ANG II-induced increase in phosphorylated (p)ERK was insensitive to pertussis toxin blockade and PKC depletion or inhibition. The effect was also abrogated by chelating intracellular calcium with BAPTA-AM or TMB-8 by depleting intracellular calcium stores with a 30-min pretreatment with EGTA and by pretreatment with herbimycin A and PP1, two c-Src tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It was attenuated by AG-1478, an inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation. Therefore, in the rat pituitary, the increase of pERK is a Gq- and PLC-dependent process, which involves an increase in intracellular calcium and activation of a c-Src tyrosine kinase, transactivation of the EGFR, and the activation of MEK. Finally, the response of ERK activation by ANG II is altered in hyperplastic pituitary cells, in which calcium mobilization evoked by ANG II is also modified.
Fil: Suárez, Cecilia Ana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Diaz, Graciela Susana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Gonzalez Iglesias, Arturo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Vela, Jorge. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Mladovan, Alejandro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Baldi, Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Becu, Damasia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Subject
ANGIOTENSIN
CALCIUM
HYPERPLASIA
PITUITARY GLAND
PROTEIN KINASE
Bioquímica y Biología Molecular
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
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Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/31899