Bradykinin (BK) triggered long lasting intracellular free calcium ([Ca2+]i) oscillation in polyoma middle T-transformed cell line MT3 cells but not in the parental NIH3T3 cells. This periodic [Ca2+]i fluctuation was extracellular Ca2+-dependent and blocked by pretreatments with Ca2+ channel blockers, SK&F 96365 or CdCl2, suggesting a crucial role of Ca2+ entry across the plasma membrane possibly through a receptor-operated Ca2+ channel. Brief pretreatment with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) completely abolished the BK-induced [Ca2+]i oscillation, and a protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, H-7, reversed the effect of PMA, indicating involvement of PKC. On the other hand, in some cells, oscillatory changes in [Ca2+]i were seen without agonist stimulation. The spontaneous oscillation was also dependent on extracellular Ca2+, but neither treatment with PMA nor H-7 had any effect under the same conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 30 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology