Histamine stimulated synaptosomal Ca2+ uptake through activation of calcium channels

Ricardo Rodriguez, Alfonso Toledo, Regina Brandner, Josefa Sabrià, José Rodriguez, Isaac Blanco

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Histamine stimulated Ca2+ uptake in synaptosomes was completely inhibited by the slow Ca2+ channel antagonists verapamil, cinnarizine and flunarizine, and slightly inhibited by nifedipine and diltiazem. Ca2+ uptake in synaptosomes depolarized or predepolarized with varying K+concentrations was increased by histamine, in both conditions, until 30mM K+. At higher K+ concentrations histamine was not able to alter K+ effects in either conditions. 30mM K+ stimulated uptake of Ca2+ in the absence or presence of histamine was not inhibited by verapamil and diltiazem. However nifedipine slightly inhibited K+ and K++histamine effects. 3-Isobutyl-1-methyl-xanthine and dibutyryl cyclicAMP potentiated (10%) the uptake of Ca2+ in synaptosomes induced by histamine. Dibutyryl cyclicAMP alone however decreased the basal Ca2+ uptake in a concentration-dependent manner. Verapamil, but not diltiazem, antagonized the effects elicited by 3-isobutyl-1-methyl- xanthine and dibutyryl cyclicAMP in the presence of histamine. The data suggest that the increase in synaptosomal Ca2+ uptake induced by histamine is mediated by the activation of the voltage sensitive calcium channels, and possibly a cyclicAMP-dependent protein kinase phosphorylation can modulate the opening of Ca2+ channels. © 1988 Academic Press, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1136-1143
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 1988


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