Plasmalemmal dihydropyridine receptors modify the function of subplasmalemmal inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors: a hypothesis

A. Spät, T. Rohács, L. Hunyady

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Experimental observations on rat glomerulosa cells inspired a model which postulates that plasmalemmal dihydropyridine receptors are in juxtaposition and interaction with inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors in subplasmalemmal calciosomes. Activation of dihydropyridine receptors promotes the Ca2+ releasing effect of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. The most important observations compatible with the model are the following: (1) angiotensin II does not influence Ca2+ influx during the peak phase of Ca2+ signal; (2) dihydropyridine drugs modify the initial peak of the Ca2+ signal induced by angiotensin II; (3) inhibitors of the dihydropyridine receptor reduce the initial Ca2+ signal also in the presence of 5 mM Ni2+, an inhibitor of voltage dependent Ca2+ influx; and (4) changes in extracellular K+ concentration within the physiological range also modify the cytoplasmic Ca2+ response to angiotensin II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-437
Number of pages7
JournalCell Calcium
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - máj. 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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