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PKC mediates GnRH activation of a Na+/H+ exchanger in goldfish somatotropes


, : PKC mediates GnRH activation of a Na+/H+ exchanger in goldfish somatotropes. General and Comparative Endocrinology 166(2): 296-306

Previous results suggest that gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulation of somatotropin secretion in goldfish involves activation of Na+/H+ exchange (NHE). We tested the hypothesis that GnRH alkalinizes intracellular pH (pHi) via protein kinase C (PKC) activation of NHE. Two types of alkalinization responses were observed in identified goldfish somatotropes preloaded with the pH-sensitive dye BCECF; the rate of pHi changes went from a neutral or slightly negative slope to either a positive or a less negative slope relative to control. Two GnRHs, the PKC-activating TPA, and dioctanoyl glycerol each caused an alkalinization in 70-90% of somatotropes. The PKC inhibitors, Bis II and Go6976, the NHE inhibitor amiloride, or Na+-free solution attenuated TPA and GnRHs actions, suggesting that PKC mediates GnRH activation of NHE. Since amiloride and Na+-free solution caused acidification in somatotropes at rest, regulation of basal pHi in these cells likely involves Na+ flux through amiloride-sensitive NHE.

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PMID: 19835876

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2009.10.002


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