Recently, we reported that the rat neurotensin receptor expressed in transfected Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO-rNTR-10) mediates the hydrolysis of polyphosphoinositides. In this study, we show that neurotensin stimulated cyclic AMP formation in CHO-rNTR-10 cells in a dose-dependent manner (EC50 = 34 nM). Neurotensin also stimulated cyclic AMP formation in membranal preparations under Ca2+-free conditions. These results suggest that this cyclic AMP formation occurs from direct coupling of the neurotensin receptor to a type of GTP binding protein, mediating synthesis of cyclic AMP, and not from an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration from polyphosphoinositide hydrolysis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Pharmacology: Molecular Pharmacology|
|State||Published - Jan 4 1993|
- AMP formation
- Promiscuous coupling
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