Journal article

Biphasic action of prostaglandin E2 on conversion of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in chick renal tubules.

JD Wark, JL Taft, VP Michelangeli, MC Veroni, RG Larkins

Prostaglandins | Published : 1984


The effect of PGE2 on the conversion of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25 OH D3) to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) by isolated renal tubules from vitamin D deficient chicks was studied under a variety of experimental conditions. In the absence of added vitamin D metabolites, PGE2 (2 x 10(-6)M) caused an immediate inhibition of formation of 1,25-(OH)2D3, followed by a delayed stimulation, apparent after 15 h exposure to PGE2. Pretreatment of the tubules with 1,25-(OH)-2D3 prevented the immediate inhibitory action of PGE2, and allowed the stimulation to be apparent after 4 h exposure to PGE2. The cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitor 3-isobutyl-1-methyl xanthine (IBMX) significantly st..

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