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Regulation of ciliary beat frequency by the nitric oxide signaling pathway in mouse nasal and tracheal epithelial cells.
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PMID:  21787770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to investigate the role of the nitric oxide (NO) signaling pathway in the regulation of ciliary beat frequency (CBF) in mouse nasal and tracheal epithelial cells. METHODS: We studied the effects of the NO donor l-arginine (L-Arg) and specific inhibitors of the NO signaling pathway on CBF of both nasal and tracheal epithelial cells by using high-speed digital microscopy. We also examined eNOS, sGC β, PKG I and acetylated α tubulin expression in native mouse nasal and tracheal epithelium using immunohistochemical methods. RESULTS: L-Arg significantly increased CBF of cultured nasal and tracheal epithelial cells, and the effects were blocked by pretreatment with N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), a NOS inhibitor, with LY-83583, a sGC inhibitor, or with KT-5823, a PKG inhibitor. Positive immunostaining for NO signaling molecules including eNOS, sGC β and PKG I was observed in either nasal or tracheal ciliated epithelium. CONCLUSION: NO plays a role in regulating CBF of mouse respiratory epithelial cells via a eNOS-NO-sGC β-cGMP-PKG I pathway.
Jian Jiao; Hong Wang; Shanzhe Jin; Erzhong Fan; Ying Li; Demin Han; Luo Zhang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-20
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Title:  Experimental cell research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0373226     Medline TA:  Exp Cell Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Ministry of Education), Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, China.
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