Hydrogen peroxide-induced Ca2+ responses in CNS pericytes

Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Tetsuro Ago, Masanori Wakisaka, Junya Kuroda, Kuniyuki Nakamura, Noriko Hagiwara, Hiroaki Ooboshi, Setsuro Ibayashi, Mitsuo Iida

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

21 被引用数 (Scopus)


Objective: The aims of the present study were to elucidate the interaction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and Ca2+ response in central nervous system (CNS) pericytes. Methods: The intracellular Ca2+ concentration was measured using fluorescent Ca2+ indicator, fura-2, in cultured CNS pericytes. Results: Hydrogen peroxide evoked a dose-dependent increase in cytosolic Ca2+, which was completely inhibited by catalase. Removal of external Ca2+ or addition of nicardipine (1 μM) during application of hydrogen peroxide did not affect Ca2+ response. Incubation of the cells in Ca2+ free solution did not abolish but slightly reduced Ca2+ response by hydrogen peroxide. Ca2+ response to hydrogen peroxide was not altered by the depletion of intracellular Ca2+ by thapsigargin (1 μM). Pretreatment of the cells with tyrosine kinase inhibitor genistein (100 μM) or tyrphostin A47 (30 μM) significantly reduced Ca2+ increase by hydrogen peroxide. Conclusions: These results indicate that hydrogen peroxide evokes Ca2+ increase predominantly by release from intracellular Ca2+ store, which may be regulated by tyrosine kinases.

ジャーナルNeuroscience Letters
出版ステータス出版済み - 4 6 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 神経科学(全般)


「Hydrogen peroxide-induced Ca<sup>2+</sup> responses in CNS pericytes」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。