Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Pituitary adenylyl cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP-27), forskoline and carbachol increased type A atrial natriuretic peptide receptor (NPR-A) density, as well as NPR-A mRNA level, in the human neuroblastoma NB-OK-1 cell line. TPA did not have any effect per se, but blunted the effect of PACAP-27 on both NPR-A density and NPR-A mRNA. The half-life of the NPR-A mRNA was not modified by any of the agents tested. Our data support an original transcriptional upregulation of human NPR-A in response to cAMP-induced agents, and in response to carbachol.