Title: Cyclic AMP increases electrical capacitance of apical membrane of toad urinary bladder
Authors: Van Driessche, Willy ×
Erlij, D #
Issue Date: Jun-1992
Series Title: Archives internationales de physiologie, de biochimie et de biophysique. vol:99 issue:6 pages:409-11
Abstract: We have measured the effects of oxytocin and three other compounds (chlorophenyl-thio-cyclic AMP, forskolin and theophylline) that increase cytoplasmic cyclic AMP on the impedance of the toad urinary bladder. Membrane capacitance was calculated from transepithelial impedance measured by a computerized sine wave method. All four agents increased tissue capacitance. Since in these tissues this parameter is proportional to apical membrane area our results suggest that cAMP can be a second messenger involved in the action of agents that promote fusion of exocytotic vesicles with the apical membrane.
ISSN: 0778-3124
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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