Bradykinin increases Na+-K+ pump activity in cultured guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle cells
Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2009
2001 British Pharmacological Society
British Journal of Pharmacology
Volume 133, Issue 8, pages 1339–1345, August 2001
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Dodson, A. M. and Rhoden, K. J. (2001), Bradykinin increases Na+-K+ pump activity in cultured guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle cells. British Journal of Pharmacology, 133: 1339–1345. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjp.0704198
- Issue online: 29 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2009
- (Received January 10, 2001, Revised May 22, 2001, Accepted June 1, 2001)
- Airway smooth muscle;
- B2 receptor;
- Na+-H+ exchanger;
- Na+-K+ pump;
The effect of bradykinin on the Na+-K+ pump of airway smooth muscle was investigated by measuring ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake in cultured guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle cells.
Bradykinin induced a concentration-dependent increase in ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake, with an EC50 of 3 nM (pD2=8.50±0.10). Stimulation was not affected by indomethacin (1 μM) suggesting that it is not mediated by cycloxygenase products of arachidonic acid.
The B1 receptor agonists Lys-des-Arg9-bradykinin and des-Arg9-bradykinin had no effect on ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake. In contrast, the B1 and B2 receptor agonist Lys-bradykinin induced a concentration-dependent increase in ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake with an EC50 of 6 nM (pD2=8.21±0.20).
The B1 receptor antagonist des-Arg10-HOE 140 (1 μM) had no effect on bradykinin-stimulated ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake. The B2 receptor antagonists HOE 140 and WIN 64338 antagonized bradykinin-stimulated ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake with pKB values (−log M) of 8.20±0.08 and 8.11±0.20 respectively.
Reducing extracellular Na+ from 146 mM to 11 mM caused a 53.5% decrease in basal ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake and abolished bradykinin-induced uptake. Two inhibitors of the Na+-H+ exchanger, methylisobutyl-amiloride (MIA; 1–100 μM) and ethylisopropyl-amiloride (EIPA; 0.1–10 μM), inhibited bradykinin-stimulated ouabain-sensitive 86Rb+ uptake without affecting basal uptake.
These results suggest that bradykinin increases Na+-K+ pump activity of guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle via stimulation of B2 receptors and activation of the Na+-H+ exchanger.
British Journal of Pharmacology (2001) 133, 1339–1345; doi:10.1038/sj.bjp.0704198