Effects of arachidonyltrifluoromethyl ketone on cytosolic [Ca2+] in HIT insulinoma cells

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  • Arachidonyltrifluoromethyl ketone (ATFMK), an analogue of arachidonic acid (AA), inhibits an 85 kDa cytosolic phospholipase A2 enzyme. Exposure of HIT insulinoma cells to ATFMK induced a delayed, sustained, and irreversible increase in cytosolic [Ca2+] that required extracellular Ca2+ and a concentration-dependent inhibition of depolarization-induced increases in cytosolic [Ca2+] prior to onset of the delayed response to AFTMK. These results suggest a disruptive effect of ATFMK on calcium mobilization which may contribute to its effects on insulin secretion from β-cells.
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  • Stickle D; Ramanadham S; Turk J
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 70
  • Volume

  • 17
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  • 1