Journal article

P2Y receptors present in the native and isolated rat glomerulus.

MA Bailey, CM Turner, A Hus-Citharel, J Marchetti, M Imbert-Teboul, P Milner, G Burnstock, RJ Unwin

Nephron | Published : 2004


Extracellular ATP can mobilize intracellular calcium in rat glomeruli by interacting with P2Y receptors. However, the identity of the receptor subtypes involved is not known. In the present study, we have used RT-PCR to identify mRNAs for specific P2Y receptor subtypes expressed in the rat glomerulus: mRNA for P2Y1, P2Y2, P2Y4 and P2Y6 receptors was detected. Functional expression of P2Y1 and P2Y2/P2Y4, but not P2Y6, receptors in intact glomeruli was confirmed by measuring the relative stimulation of the inositol phosphate pathway induced by selective agonists of a particular receptor subtype. Finally, we have used available polyclonal antibodies to confirm the expression of P2Y1 and P2Y2 in..

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