Augmentation of neurotransmitter receptor-stimulated cyclic AMP accumulation in rat brain: differentiation between the effects of baclofen and phorbol esters

Roberta W. Scherer, E. William Karbon, John W. Ferkany, S. J. Enna

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Abstract

The augmentation of isoproterenol or vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-stimulated cyclic AMP accumulation in rat brain slices by the GABAB agonist baclofen was compared to that mediated by tumor-promoting phorbol esters. The protein kinase C inhibitor H7 and desensitization of protein kinase C reduced the cyclic AMP augmenting effect of the phorbol ester, but not baclofen. Incubation of brain slices in the presence of both baclofen and a phorbol ester amplified the cyclic AMP response to isoproterenol or VIP to a greater degree than that found with either baclofen or the phorbol ester alone, with the increased augmentation appearing to be additive, These findings indicate that although stimulation of GABAB receptors or protein kinase C activation by phorbol esters have similar effects on transmitter-stimulated cyclic AMP production in brain, these augmenting actions appear to be independently mediated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalBrain research
Volume451
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenosine monophosphate, cyclic
  • Baclofen
  • Phorbol ester
  • Protein kinase C
  • Receptor, GABA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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