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Inhibitory effects of bulbocapnine on dopamine biosynthesis in PC12 cells

Title
Inhibitory effects of bulbocapnine on dopamine biosynthesis in PC12 cells
Authors
Shin, JSKim, KTLee, MK
POSTECH Authors
Kim, KT
Date Issued
Jan-1998
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI IRELAND LTD
Abstract
The effects of bulbocapnine, an aporphine isoquinoline alkaloid, on dopamine biosynthesis in PC12 cells were investigated. Bulbocapnine showed 45.2% inhibition on dopamine content in PC12 cells at a concentration of 20 mu M for 12 h. The IC50 value of bulbocapnine was 26.7 mu M. Bulbocapnine at concentrations up to 80 mu M was not cytotoxic towards PC12 cells. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity was inhibited by the treatment of bulbocapnine ir PC12 cells (24.4% inhibition at 20 mu M). Bulbocapnine at 20 mu M also decreased the intracellular Ca2+ concentration by 12.9% inhibition relative to control in PC12 cells. However, TH mRNA level was not altered by bulbocapnine treatment. These results suggest that the inhibition of TH activity by bulbocapnine might be involved in at least one component of the reduction of dopamine biosynthesis in PC12 cells. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
Keywords
bulbocapnine; salsolinol; chelidonine; dopamine biosynthesis; tyrosine hydroxylase; intracellular Ca2+ concentration; PC12 cells; PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY; TYROSINE-HYDROXYLASE GENE; CYCLIC-AMP; PHOSPHORYLATION; ACTIVATION; EXPRESSION; ALKALOIDS; CALCIUM; PLASMA; ASSAY
URI
http://oasis.postech.ac.kr/handle/2014.oak/20822
ISSN
0304-3940
Article Type
Article
Citation
NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, vol. 244, no. 3, page. 161 - 164, 1998-01
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