In this study we have investigated various components of the stimulus-secretion coupling process leading to aldosterone secretion from the calf adrenal glomerulosa cells as evoked by angiotensin II (AII) and potassium (K+). The roles of Ca2+, calmodulin and protein kinase C in the sustained phase rather than initiation of aldosterone secretion were of special interest. Our investigations revealed that the reduction of extracellular Ca2+ by EGTA or interruption of Ca2+ influx by nitrendipine at various time points after stimulation with either AII or K+ markedly compromised aldosterone secretion. Calmodulin inhibitors, calmidazolium and W-7 reduced aldosterone secretion profoundly. Agonists of protein kinase C, phorbol ester or diacylglycerol analogues failed to stimulate aldosterone secretion while the protein kinase C inhibitor, H-7, only partially inhibited aldosterone secretion at a concentration which completely inhibited protein kinase C activity. Calmodulin inhibitors produced significantly greater inhibition of aldosterone secretion than inhibitors of protein kinase C.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jan 15 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology