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Role of cAMP/PKA pathway and T-type calcium channels in the mechanism of action of serotonin in human adrenocortical cells

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In human adrenal, serotonin (5-HT), produced by mast cells located in zona glomerulosa, stimulates production of corticosteroids through a paracrine mechanism involving the 5-HT receptor type 4 (5-HT4). The aim of the present study was to investigate the transduction mechanisms associated with activation of 5-HT4 receptors in human adrenocortical cells. Our results show that 5-HT4 receptors are present in the outer adrenal cortex, both in glomerulosa and fasciculata zonae. In the zona glomerulosa. 5-HT4 receptor was detected both in immunopositive and immunonegative cells for 11β-hydroxylase, an enzyme involved in cortisol synthesis. The data demonstrate that 5-HT4 receptors are positively coupled to adenylyl cyclases and cAMP-dependent protein kinases (PKA). The activation of the cAMP-PKA pathway is associated with calcium influx through T-type calcium channels. Both the adenylyl cyclase/PKA pathway and the calcium influx are involved in 5-HT-induced cortisol secretion.

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hal-01931437 , version 1 (22-11-2018)

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Estelle Louiset, Céline Duparc, Sebastien Lenglet, Celso Gomez-Sanchez, Herve Lefebvre. Role of cAMP/PKA pathway and T-type calcium channels in the mechanism of action of serotonin in human adrenocortical cells. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 2017, 441, pp.99 - 107. ⟨10.1016/j.mce.2016.10.008⟩. ⟨hal-01931437⟩
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