Antigen and carbachol mobilize calcium by similar mechanisms in a transfected mast cell line (RBL-2H3 cells) that expresses ml muscarinic receptors.

TitleAntigen and carbachol mobilize calcium by similar mechanisms in a transfected mast cell line (RBL-2H3 cells) that expresses ml muscarinic receptors.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
JournalJournal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
Volume151
Issue10
Pagination5586-95
Date Published1993
ISSN0022-1767
Abstract

Because of unresolved questions about the mechanism of Ag-stimulated Ca2+ influx, Ca2+ mobilization in response to carbachol and Ag was compared in transfected rat basophilic RBL-2H3(ml) cells that expressed both Fc epsilon and ml muscarinic receptors. Although the stimulants activated phospholipase C via different coupling mechanisms, a G protein for carbachol or a tyrosine kinase for Ag, they released Ca2+ from the same intracellular pool and used the same or very similar mechanisms for influx of Ca2+ as indicated by the similar patterns of inhibition of uptake of 45Ca2+ by various cations. With both stimulants, influx and sustained increases in free cytosolic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) were associated with relatively small increases in inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3). Blockade of Ca2+ influx resulted in rapid decline in [Ca2+]i to basal levels; resumption of influx caused a substantial "spike" in [Ca2+]i before [Ca2+]i reequilibrated at the same former steady-state levels but without perturbing levels of IP3. Thus, the refilling and discharge of Ca2+ from IP3-sensitive stores might occur synchronously on resumption of influx, or asynchronously during sustained influx and elevation of [Ca2+]i. Together, the results suggested that influx of Ca2+ in response to stimulation via Fc epsilon receptors occurred through a pathway, analogous to that observed with other types of stimulants, in which Ca2+ influx follows emptying of intracellular Ca2+ stores by IP3. Also, secretion was highly dependent on this IP3-dependent pathway.

URLhttp://www.jimmunol.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=8228248
Short TitleJ Immunol
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