Stimulation of prostaglandin production in rabbit ileal mucosa by bradykinin

S. A. Hojvat, M. W. Musch, R. J. Miller

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When rabbit ileal mucosa was incubated with exogenous [3H]arachidonic acid (AA), its major metabolites, identified by comigration with known standards on thin layer chromatography, were prostaglandin (PG) E2, 6-keto-PGF(1α) and to a lesser extent PGF(2α) and PGD2. The rate of prostanoid release from the serosal surface of the mucosa only was increased after incubation with either bradykinin, lys-bradykinin, melittin or the calcium ionophore A 23187, in a rapid and dose-dependent fashion. Peptide concentrations as low as 10-9 M were effective. Kinin-induced release of AA or its metabolites required the presence of Ca++ in the incubation medium. Stimulation of prostanoid release by lys-bradykinin was completely blocked by indomethacin. The combined lipoxygenase/cyclooxygenase inhibitors BW 755 and eicosa-5,8,11,14-tetraynoic acid and the lipoxygenase inhibitor nordihydroguaiaretic acid also blocked the stimulation of PG synthesis by lys-bradykinin. These inhibitors caused an increase in levels of AA released from the tissue by lys-bradykinin. The phospholipase inhibitors, mepacrine and U-10029, inhibited the lys-bradykinin-stimulated release of both prostanoids and AA. At higher concentrations, U-10029 inhibited the stimulation of transepithelial potential difference and short-circuit current across rabbit ileal mucosa produced by lys-bradykinin. These results support the hypothesis that bradykinin-stimulated intestinal secretion may be mediated by PGs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-755
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology


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