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Oxytocin stimulates prostaglandin F2alpha secretion from porcine endometrial cells through activation of calcium-dependent protein kinase C.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11403501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mechanism for oxytocin's (OT) stimulation of PGF2alpha secretion from porcine endometrium is not clear, but is thought to involve mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ and subsequent activation of protein kinase C (PKC). This study determined: (1) if mobilization of inositol trisphosphate-sensitive Ca2+ by thapsigargin or activation of PKC by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) could stimulate PGF2alpha release from luminal epithelial, glandular epithelial and stromal cells of porcine endometrium and (2) if inhibitors of various PKC isotypes could attenuate the ability of OT, thapsigargin and PMA to stimulate PGF2alpha secretion from these cells. Thapsigargin and PMA each stimulated (P < 0.01) PGF2alpha secretion from all three endometrial cell types examined. However, the effects of thapsigargin and PMA were synergistic (P < 0.05) only in stromal cells. Three protein kinase C inhibitors (i.e. Gö6976, Gö6983 and Ro-31-8220) differentially attenuated (P < 0.05) the ability of OT, thapsigargin and PMA to stimulate PGF2alpha release. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that OT mobilizes Ca2+ to activate a Ca2+-dependent PKC pathway to promote PGF2alpha secretion from porcine endometrial cells. The differing pattern of response to isotype-specific inhibitors of PKC among cell types suggests that distinct PKC isoforms are differentially expressed in luminal epithelial, glandular epithelial and stromal cells.
J Hu; G T Braileanu; M A Mirando
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prostaglandins & other lipid mediators     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1098-8823     ISO Abbreviation:  Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-13     Completed Date:  2001-11-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808648     Medline TA:  Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman 99164-6353, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / pharmacology*
Carbazoles / pharmacology
Dinoprost / secretion*
Drug Synergism
Endometrium / drug effects*,  secretion*
Enzyme Activation / drug effects
Enzyme Inhibitors / pharmacology
Indoles / pharmacology
Inositol Phosphates / pharmacology
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / secretion
Oxytocin / pharmacology*
Protein Kinase C / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism*
Tetradecanoylphorbol Acetate / pharmacology
Thapsigargin / pharmacology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbazoles; 0/Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Indoles; 0/Inositol Phosphates; 125314-64-9/Ro 31-8220; 136194-77-9/Go 6976; 16561-29-8/Tetradecanoylphorbol Acetate; 50-56-6/Oxytocin; 551-11-1/Dinoprost; 67526-95-8/Thapsigargin; 7440-70-2/Calcium; EC Dehydrogenase; EC Kinase C

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