Rapid increase in endothelial nitric oxide production by bradykinin is mediated by protein kinase A signaling pathway

Sung Won Bae, Hye Sue Kim, Young Nam Cha, Yoon Shin Park, Sangmee Ahn Jo, Inho Jo

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Abstract

Bradykinin (BK) acutely increases endothelial nitric oxide (NO) production by activating endothelial NO synthase (eNOS), and this increase is in part correlated with enhanced phosphorylation/dephosphorylation of eNOS by several protein kinases and phosphatases. However, the signaling mechanisms producing this increase are still controversial. In an attempt to delineate the acute effect of BK on endothelial NO production, confluent bovine aortic endothelial cells were incubated with BK, and NO production was measured by NO-specific chemiluminescence. Significant increase in NO levels was detected as early as 1min after BK treatment, with concomitant increase in the phosphorylation of Ser1179 (bovine sequence) site of eNOS (eNOS-Ser1179). This acute effect of BK on both increases was blocked only by treatment of protein kinase A inhibitor H-89, but not by the inhibitors of calmodulin-dependent kinase II and protein kinase B, suggesting that the rapid increase in NO production by BK is mediated by the PKA-dependent phosphorylation of eNOS-Ser1179.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-987
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume306
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Bradykinin
  • Endothelial nitric oxide synthase
  • Nitric oxide
  • Phosphorylation/dephosphorylation
  • Protein kinase A

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