The Role of Protein Kinase C for Prolactin Secretion in Chicken Primary Pituitary Cell Culture

산란계의 뇌하수체 세포배양에서 Prolactin의 생성에 관계하는 Protein Kinase C의 역할

  • 선상수 (전남대학교 동물자원학과)
  • Published : 1996.09.01


A series of experiments were conducted to investigate the role of protein kinase C (PKC) as a second messenger in vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) mediated prolactin secretion. Primary pituitary cells (106 cells/treatment) were separated from laying hens and incubated in M-199 with 5% chicken serum and 5% fetal calf serum. The VIP(0.1 $\pi$M) treatment enhanced prolactin Secretion into media upto 9-fold during 48-h incubation. The phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), a PKG agonist, increased prolactin secretion upto 2-fold at 0.1 nM PMA (P<0.01), and the prolactin secretion was not significantly higher than this concentration. Staurosporine (ST; 1.0$\pi$M) a PKC antagonist, decreased by 70% of 0.1 $\pi$M VIP-stimulated prolactin secretion and by 48% of 10 ${\mu}$M PMA-stimulated prolactin secretion (P<0.01). However, pituitary cell prolactin content did not differ in any treatment (P>0.05). In conclusion, these results indicate that the PKC second messenger system is involved in VIP-stimulated prolactin release in chicken primary pituitary cell culture.



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