The mRNA Expression of Serotonin 2C Subtype Receptors Uncoupled With Inositol Hydrolysis in NG108-15 Cells

元データ 2002-10-01 社団法人 日本薬理学会

概要

Cell culture systems seem to be useful for clarifying the cellular physiological mechanisms of serotonin 2C subtype receptors (5-HT2CR) and related drug action mechanisms. However, there are still few reports about cells that contain intrinsic 5-HT2CR. This report demonstrates by using RT/PCR that 5-HT2CR mRNA exists in splicing variant forms in NGI08-15 cells. The PCR results using a pair of primers that recognized sequences near the third intracellular loop site showed two neighboring bands at about 500 bp upon electrophoresis in acrylamide gels. The sequence analysis demonstrated that one band was the rat 5-HT2CR sequence and the other one was that of the mouse. Serotonin, however, did not enhance the inositol phosphates formation in NG108-15 cells. It has been reported that post-translational modifications of RNA, splicing and editing, occur at the site of the second intracellular loop domain in 5-HT2CR mRNA. Accordingly, a pair of primers that recognized this site were designed. The molecular size of the PCR product was shorter than that expected based on the sequence of the native 5-HT2CR. The fragment lacked the 95 nucleotides of native 5-HT2CR mRNA. This seems to be the reason why serotonin did not enhance inositol phosphates formation in NG108-15 cells.

著者

Tohda Michihisa 和漢医薬学総合研究所 複合薬物薬理学分野
Tohda Michihisa 富山医科薬科大学和漢薬研究所
Tohda Michihisa Department Of Pharmacology Institute Of Natural Medicine Toyama Medical And Pharmaceutical Universit
渡辺 裕司 International Research Center For Traditional Medicine Toyama Prefecture International Health Comple
Watanabe Hiroshi Department of Cardiology, Niigata City General Hospital
Sukma Monrudee Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Natural Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical Univers
Sukma Monrudee Division Of Medicinal Pharmacology Institute Of Natural Medicine Toyama Medical And Pharmaceutical U
NOMURA Yasuyuki Departmen of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University
Sukma Monrudee Department Of Pharmacology Institute Of Natural Medicine Toyama Medical And Pharmaceutical Universit
Tohda Michihisa Department Of Pharmacology Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hokkaido University
渡邉 裕司 富山医科薬科大学生物試験部門
Watanabe Hiroshi Department Of Applied Chemistry And Bioengineering Graduate School Of Engineering Osaka City Univers

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