We examined whether PKC modulates the transport systems involved in lactate movements across the plasma membranes of rat jejunum. “In vitro” phosphorylated membrane vesicles were used to perform uptake studies, whose results suggest that PKC activation exerts an inhibitory effect on basolateral H+-lactate symport, as well as on apical Na+-glucose cotransport. The specificity of the response to PKC was confirmed by using staurosporine, chelerythrine or 4--PMA. Experiments performed using the whole tissue incubated "in vitro" confirmed the reduction of lactate transport elicited by PKC and gave evidence for a contemporaneous inhibition of fluid transport. (Na+, K+)-ATPase activity seems to be unaffected by the kinase and inhibited by Ca2+. Taken together, our results suggest that the overall action of PKC results from the contemporaneous modulation of multiple pathways, targeted to a reduction of both lactate and bicarbonate transports without altering cell pH homeostasis.
|Titolo:||PKC regulation of rat jejunal transport systems : mechanisms involved in lactate movement|
TOSCO, MARISA GIUSEPPINA DOROTEA (Primo)
ORSENIGO, MARIA NOVELLA (Secondo)
FAELLI, ALIDE (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|