Pharmacological Studies on the Ca < sup > 2+ < /sup > Influx Pathways in Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF)-Induced Mouse Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle Contraction

In this study, we examined the Ca2+ influx pathways involved in PAF-induced BTI and OC in the mouse UBSM. PAF (10-6 M) induced BTI and OC in mouse UBSM. However, the PAF-induced BTI and OC were completely suppressed by extracellular Ca2+ removal. PAF-induced BTI and OC frequencies were markedly suppressed by voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel (VDCC) inhibitors (verapamil (10-5 M), diltiazem (10-5 M), and nifedipine (10-7 M)). However, these VDCC inhibitors had a minor effect on the PAF-induced OC amplitude. The PAF-induced OC amplitude in the presence of verapamil (10-5 M) was strongly suppressed by SKF-96365 (3 × 10-5 M), an inhibitor of receptor-operated Ca2+ channel (ROCC) and store-operated Ca2+ channel (SOCC), but not by LOE-908 (3 × 10-5 M) (an inhibitor of ROCC). Overall, PAF-induced BTI and OC in mouse UBSM depend on Ca2+ influx and the main Ca2+ influx pathways in PAF-induced BTI and OC may be VDCC and SOCC. Of note, VDCC may be involved in PAF-induced BTI and OC frequency, and SOCC might be involved in PAF-induced OC amplitude.PMID:37394649 | DOI:10.1248/bpb.b22-00923
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research