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Authors: Hülser, Dieter F.
Zempel, Günther
Reuss, Bernhard
Suhr, Dierk
Sarovskaja, Julija J.
Murav'eva, O. V.
Dunina-Barkovskaja, Antonina
Margolis, Leonid B.
Title: Arachidonovaja kislota obratimo blokiruet vysokopronicaemye mežkletočnye kontakty
Other Titles: Arachidonic acid reversibly reduces intercellular junction permeability
Issue Date: 1994 Zeitschriftenartikel Biologiceskie membrany (1994), S. 50-61
Abstract: The effect of arachidonic on intercellular coupling via gap junctions has been studied in BICR/M1R k cells - a mammary tumor cell line of the Marshall ratt. Arachidonic acid is shown to reversibly block both ionic and dye coupling in a dose-dependent manner. The cells recoupled after the washout with either serum- or albumin (essentially fatty acid-free)-containing solution. The intercellular pH decreased from 7,2 to 7,0 after arachidonic acid treatment; the same pH shift in the absence of arachidonic acid, however, had no effect on the junctional permeability. Flow cytometric measurments revealed an arachidonic acid-induced increase of the cytoplasmic free Ca 2+ concentration which was also reversible upon albumin treatment. Intracellular Ca 2+ or H+ are unlikely to be involved in the mechanism of the arachidonic acid effect on intercellular coupling: high resolution measurments using double whole-cell technique also show reversible blockage of the junctional conductance in the presence of arachidonic acid while the pipette solution was buffered with 10 mM HEPES and 10 mM EGTA to clamp intracellular calcium and proton concentrations. We suggest that arachiconic acid directly affects the gap junction channels, probably interfering with the lipid-protein interactions.
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