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ATP-induced currents carried through P2X7 receptor in rat myometrial cells.
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PMID:  22814097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: The functional significance of purinergic P2 receptors in the myometrium is unclear. We previously reported the ATP-induced ionic currents in rat myometrial cells, causing uterine contractility. The aim of this study is to determine the main P2X receptors that carry the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-induced currents. Study Design: We cloned predominantly expressed P2X7 receptors from rat myometrium and transfected into cultured COS-7 cells. Reconstructed P2X7 receptor currents were characterized using the whole-cell patch clamp method. Results: Extracellular ATP induced currents through P2X7 receptors with effective concentration (EC(50)) of 155 μmol/L, without desensitization. The myometrial P2X7 receptor was permeable to multiple monovalent cations with conductances ranked as K(+)>Cs(+)>Li(+)>Na(+). It was activated by P2X receptor agonists, with effectiveness ranked as 2',3'-O-(4-benzoylbenzoyl)-ATP (Bz-ATP)>ATP>αβ-methylene ATP (αβ-MeATP)>2-methylthio ATP (2-MeSATP)>uridine triphosphate (UTP)>guanosine triphosphate (GTP)>adenosine diphosphate (ADP). These currents were blocked by selective P2X7 receptor antagonists and extracellular Mg(2+). Conclusion: P2X7 receptors carry ATP-induced currents in rat myometrial cells.
Hiroshi Miyoshi; Kaoru Yamaoka; Satoshi Urabe; Yoshiki Kudo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1933-7205     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101291249     Medline TA:  Reprod Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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