Norepinephrine stimulated the rapid hydrolysis of [3H]phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate in rat aorta with a maximal decrease of 30% within 60 sec of stimulation. Levels of [3H]phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate returned to control by 5 min despite the continued presence of agonist. Hydrolysis of [3H]phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate occurred concurrently with the formation of inositol phosphates. Inositol-tris and tetrakisphosphate levels were increased within 30 sec of agonist stimulation. Increases in inositol phosphate levels due to agonist were dose-dependent with half-maximal activation at 1 μM norepinephrine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|State||Published - Oct 14 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology