There appear to be considerable differences among tissues in the inhibitory action of adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) on phosphatidylinositol (PI) turnover induced by various extracellular signals. The present studies were on human peripheral lymphocytes and rat hepatocytes. In the lymphocyte system, cells are activated by phytohemagglutinin that induces PI turnover, and this PI turnover and cellular activation are profoundly blocked by dibutyryl cyclic AMP as well as by prostaglandin E1 which markedly increases cyclic AMP. In contrast, in the hepatocyte system, glycogenolysis is enhanced by α-agonists that induce PI turnover as well as by β-agonists and glucagon that increase cyclic AMP. In these cells the two classes of receptors appear to function independently, and PI turnover is not inhibited by cyclic AMP.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 15-01-1982|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology