Journal article

Role of bivalent cations and choline in ATP-induced apoptosis of human lymphocytes with P2Z receptors.

P Liming, JS Wiley

Chinese Medical Sciences Journal | Published : 1999

Abstract

The role of bivalent cations and choline in ATP-induced apoptosis via P2Z purinoceptor was investigated in human leukemic lymphocytes. In vitro exposure of leukemic lymphocytes with P2Z receptors to 1 mmol/L ATP or 0.1 mmol/L benzoylbenzoic ATP (BzATP) for 8 h in the presence of choline, 1 mmol/L Mg2+ or other bivalent cations, and ATP-induced DNA breaks, associated with apoptosis were quantified by TdT assay. We observed that (1) Extracellular Mg2+ or Ca2+ stimulated ATP-induced DNA fragmentation in a dose-dependent manner, and the compatible evidence was provided by the inhibition of ATP-induced DNA fragmentation in the present of EGTA or EDTA; (2) ATP-induced DNA fragmentation was complet..

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