Bradykinin produces increases in cytosolic calcium in MDCK cells. We have extracted and separated Inositol 1,4,5 trisphosphate by HPLC and after-acid hydrolysis and conversion to the hexatrifluro-acetyl derivative quantitated by negative ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry the mass of inositol trisphosphate in MDCK cells. Bradykinin causes an increase in the mass of Inositol trisphosphate from basal levels of 152 pmoles/mg cell protein to 537 pmoles/mg cell protein by 10 secs of stimulation. We conclude that bradykinin stimulates PLC hydrolysis of PIP2 with rapid release of IP3 in sufficient amount to account for the increase in cytosolic Ca++.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 30 1986|