The A(2B)-D-2 Receptor Interaction that Controls Carotid Body Catecholamines Release Locates Between the Last Two Steps of Hypoxic Transduction Cascade

Silvia Conde, Ana Obeso, Emília C. Monteiro, C Gonzalez

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Abstract

We have recently demonstrated that adenosine controls the release of catecholamines (CA) from carotid body (CB) acting on AN receptors. Here, we have investigated the hypothesis that this control is exerted via an interaction between adenosine A(2B) and dopamine D-2 receptors present in chemoreceptor cells and if it is, the location of this interaction on the CB hypoxic transduction cascade. Experiments were performed in vitro in CB from 3 months rats. The effect of adenosine A(2B) and dopamine D-2 receptor agonists applied alone or conjunctly, was studied on the basal and evoked release (10% 02 and ionomycin) of CA from CB. We have observed that the inhibitory action of propylnorapomorphine, a D-2 selective agonist, on the normoxic and 10%O-2-evoked release of CA was abolished by NECA, an A(2) agonist, meaning that an interaction between the D-2 and A(2B) receptors controls the release of CA from CB. Further, propylnorapomorphine inhibits the release of CA evoked by ionomycin, being this effect totally reversed by NECA. The present results provide direct pharmacological evidence that A(2B) and D-2 receptors interact to modulate the release of CA from rat CB between the steps of Ca2+ entry and increase in intracellular free Ca2+, and the activation of exocytosis and neurotransmitter release, of the stimulus-secretion coupling process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
EditorsC Gonzalez, CA Nurse, C Peers
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages161-168
Number of pages8
Volume648
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-2258-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th Meeting of the International-Society-for-Arterial-Chemoreception (ISAC) Location: Valladolid, SPAIN -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

Conference7th Meeting of the International-Society-for-Arterial-Chemoreception (ISAC) Location: Valladolid, SPAIN
Period1/01/08 → …

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