Diacylglycerol provides arachidonic acid for lipoxygenase products that mediate angiotensin II-induced aldosterone synthesis

Rama Natarajan*, Naftali Stern, Jerry Nadler

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Abstract

The lipoxygenase products of arachidonic acid metabolism have been shown to be important mediators of stimulus secretion coupling in various endocrine tissues. We have recently shown that the 12-lipoxygenase product, 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid plays a key role as a new specific mediator of angiotensin II-induced aldosterone secretion in the adrenal. In view of the several pathways by which cellular arachidonate can be generated and the important role of diacylglycerol in angiotensin II-responses, we studied the role of diacylglycerol as the source of arachidonic acid for 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic formation. Treatment of normal human adrenal glomerulosa cells with the selective diacylglycerol-lipase inhibitor, RHC 80267, resulted in a dose-dependent inhibition of angiotensin II-induced aldosterone as well as 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic formation. These results suggest that AA derived from diacylglycerol is the precursor of 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic involved in angiotensin II-induced aldosterone secretion. These results reveal a new second messenger role for diacylglycerol in addition to activation of protein kinase C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-724
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume156
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes

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