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EVIDENCE THAT MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS IN ISLET CELLS ARE NOT COUPLED FUNCTIONALLY TO ADENYLATE-CYCLASE THROUGH THE INHIBITORY GUANINE-NUCLEOTIDE BINDING-PROTEIN (NI)

M DUNLOP, M SHAW, E DIMITRIADIS, V GURTLER, J WARK, RG LARKINS

Hormone and Metabolic Research | GEORG THIEME VERLAG | Published : 1988

Abstract

The effect of muscarinic agonist on adenylate cyclase was investigated in neonatal islet cells and in a clonal pituitary cell line (GH4C1) following labelling of the intracellular ATP pool with [2,8 3H]adenine. In islet cells carbamylcholine was without effect on basal or glucagon-stimulated adenylate cyclase activity, measured as 3H cyclic AMP production, but inhibited 3H cyclic AMP production in the clonal pituitary cells. The involvement of the inhibitory guanine nucleotide binding protein of adenylate cyclase (Ni) was investigated by the use of the Bordetella pertussis exotoxin, islet activating protein (IAP). Pre-treatment of islet cells with IAP was without effect on adenylate cyclase ..

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