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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

AT1 angiotensin receptors mobilize intracellular calcium in a subclone of NG108-15 neuroblastoma cells.

The effects of angiotensin II (AII) and related peptides on the mobilization of internal Ca2+ were studied in a subclone of NG 108-15 cells. The subclone, C1, was prepared by fluorescence-activated cell cloning using a rapid response kinetics and a large response magnitude following stimulation by AII as the selection criteria. Angiotensin I, AII, and angiotensin III (AIII) stimulated Ca2+ mobilization in the C1 cells in a concentration-dependent manner (1 nM-100 microM), yielding EC50 values of 437 +/- 80 nM (n = 4; slope = 1.6 +/- 0.3), 57 +/- 8 nM (n = 12; slope = 1.5 +/- 0.3), and 36 +/- 5 nM (n = 7; slope = 1.4 +/- 0.3), respectively. AIII was significantly more potent than AII (p less than 0.05). In contrast, Des-Phe8-AII, AII-hexapeptide (AII 3-8), and p-NH2-Phe6-AII (1-10 microM) were inactive as agonists. Although the effects of AII and AIII in C1 and parent NG108-15 cells were totally inhibited by the AT1 receptor-selective nonpeptide antagonist, DUP-753 (0.3-1 microM), the AT2-selective antagonists, EXP-655 and CGP42112A (1-10 microM), failed to block the effects of AII. DUP-753 (0.3-100 nM) produced dextral shifts of the AII-induced concentration-response curves and yielded an estimated affinity constant (pA2) of 8.5 +/- 0.2 (n = 16) using single-point analysis involving different concentrations of DUP-753. These data compared well with those obtained for the inhibition of AII-induced aortic contractions by DUP-753 (pA2 = 8.5) reported previously by others.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. AT1 angiotensin receptors mobilize intracellular calcium in a subclone of NG108-15 neuroblastoma cells. Ransom, J.T., Sharif, N.A., Dunne, J.F., Momiyama, M., Melching, G. J. Neurochem. (1992) [Pubmed]
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