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Activation of P2Y1 receptor triggers two calcium signaling pathways in bone marrow erythroblasts.

In this study, we describe the presence of P2 receptor subtypes and Ca2+ signaling in erythroblasts. ATP and ADP produced a biphasic increase of intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i), with an initial transient phase followed by a sustained phase. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) showed the expression of P2Y1, P2Y2 and P2Y12. The selective P2Y1 receptor antagonist 2'-deoxy-N6-methyl-adenosine-3',5'-diphosphate (MRS2179) and the G(i) protein inhibitor pertussis toxin blocked Ca2+ increase. The initial transient [Ca2+]i increase phase was sensitive to the 1,4,5-inositol trisphosphate (IP3) receptor blocker 2-aminoethoxy-diphenylborate (2-APB), while the sustained phase was sensitive to the protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor 2-[1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)-maleimide (GF109203X) and calcium calmodulin kinase II (CaMKII) inhibitor 1-[N,O-bis(5-isoquinolinesulfonyl)-N-methyl-L-tyrosyl]-4-phenylpiperazine (KN-62). In addition, the PKC activator phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu) produced increase of [Ca2+]i. Flow cytometry analysis showed the expression of Ca2+-dependent PKC alpha, betaI, gamma and phospho-CaMKII. These results suggest that the activation of the P2Y1 receptor triggers two different [Ca2+]i increase pathways, one IP3-dependent and the other kinase-dependent.[1]


  1. Activation of P2Y1 receptor triggers two calcium signaling pathways in bone marrow erythroblasts. Paredes-Gamero, E.J., Craveiro, R.B., Pesquero, J.B., França, J.P., Oshiro, M.E., Ferreira, A.T. Eur. J. Pharmacol. (2006) [Pubmed]
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