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Angiotensin-induced cyclic GMP production is mediated by multiple receptor subtypes and nitric oxide in N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells.

Angiotensin II (AngII) elicited a rapid and dose-related production of intracellular cyclic GMP (cGMP) in murine neuroblastoma N1E-115 cells. The agonist-induced rise in cGMP levels was blocked in a monophasic fashion by the AT1-selective antagonist DuP 753 or the nonselective antagonist [Sarc1,Ile8]-AngII, and both antagonists produced complete inhibition of the cGMP response elicited by submaximal concentrations of AngII. In contrast, the AT2-selective antagonist CGP 42112A inhibited the cGMP response biphasically. At lower antagonist concentrations, agonist-induced cGMP production was only partially inhibited, whereas complete inhibition was observed only when the concentration of CGP 42112A was increased sufficiently to interact with both AT1 and AT2 receptor subtypes. AngII also increased inositol trisphosphate (InsP3) levels in N1E-115 cells. However, the InsP3 response was mediated exclusively by the AT1 receptor subtype because it was inhibited by lower, AT1-selective concentrations of DuP 753, whereas only higher, nonselective concentrations of CGP 42112A were effective. Finally, the stimulatory effects of AngII on cGMP production appeared to be mediated by the intracellular formation of nitric oxide in that they were attenuated by the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, N-monomethyl-L-arginine. Collectively, these results suggest that the AngII-elicited rise in cGMP levels may require an interaction between AT1-mediated mobilization of intracellular Ca2+, as well as some partial role of AT2 receptors.[1]

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