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Activation of P2Y2 purinoceptor inhibits the activity of the Na+/K+-ATPase in HeLa cells.

The role of ATP on regulation of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in the human cancerous HeLa cells was investigated. HeLa cells stimulated with increasing ATP concentrations showed a dose-dependent inhibition of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity. These effects were also obtained by UTP. ATP and UTP provoked a rise in intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) persisting for at least 4 min. The inhibitor of phospholipase C, U73122, blocked the elevation of [Ca(2+)](i) provoked by ATP/UTP. The expression of mRNA for P2Y2 and P2Y6 receptors was demonstrated by RT-PCR. ATP/UTP activated PKC-alpha, -betaI and -epsilon isoforms, but not PKC-delta and -zeta. The inhibition of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity by ATP/UTP was blocked by Gö6976, a specific inhibitor of the calcium-dependent PKCs. In conclusion, our results suggest that ATP/UTP modulate Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in HeLa cells through the P2Y2 purinoceptor via calcium mobilisation and activation of calcium-dependent PKCs.[1]


  1. Activation of P2Y2 purinoceptor inhibits the activity of the Na+/K+-ATPase in HeLa cells. Muscella, A., Elia, M.G., Greco, S., Storelli, C., Marsigliante, S. Cell. Signal. (2003) [Pubmed]
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