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Synergistic interactions between human transfected adenosine A1 receptors and endogenous cholecystokinin receptors in CHO cells.

The effect of Gi coupled receptor activation (adenosine A1 and 5-HT1B receptors) on cholecystokinin receptor- stimulated inositol phosphate accumulation has been investigated in Chinese hamster ovary cells transfected with the human adenosine A1 receptor cDNA (CHO-A1). CHO cells constitutively express the 5-HT1B receptor [Berg, Clarke, Sailstad, Saltzman and Maayani (1994) Mol. Pharmacol. 46, 477-484]. Our previous studies using CHO-A1 cells have revealed that both the adenosine A1 and 5-HT1B receptor are negatively coupled to adenylyl cyclase activity and stimulate increases in [Ca2+]i, through a pertussis toxin-sensitive pathway. In the present study the selective adenosine A1 receptor agonist N6-cyclopentyladenosine stimulated a pertussis toxin-sensitive increase in total [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation. The sulphated C-terminal octapeptide of cholecystokinin (CCK-8) stimulated a robust and pertussis toxin-insensitive increase in [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation through the activation of CCKA receptors. Co-stimulation of CHO-A1 cells with N6-cyclopentyladenosine and CCK-8 produced a synergistic increase in [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation. The synergistic interaction between N6-cyclopentyladenosine and CCK-8 was abolished in pertussis toxin-treated cells. Synergy between N6-cyclopentyladenosine and CCK-8 still occurred in the absence of extracellular calcium. The 5-HT1B receptor agonist 5-carboxyamidotryptamine did not stimulate a measurable increase in [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation. Furthermore, 5-carboxyamidotryptamine had no significant effect on CCK-8 mediated [3H]inositol phosphate production. Activation of endogenous P2U receptors (Gq/Gll coupled) with ATP gamma S produced a significant increase in [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation. Co-stimulation of CHO-A1 cells with ATP gamma S and CCK-8 produced additive increases in [3H]inositol phosphate accumulation. These data indicate that CHO-A1 cells may prove a useful model system in which to investigate further the mechanisms underlying the intracellular 'cross-talk' between phospholipase C coupled receptors (Gq/Gll linked) and Gi/Go coupled receptors.[1]


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