Bradykinin inhibition of N- and L-type calcium channel currents in NG108-15 cells

M. Connor, G. Henderson*

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The bradykinin regulation of calcium channel currents in NG108-15 neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid cells was examined, in order to determine: (1) which type of bradykinin receptor mediates the inhibition of N-type calcium channels in these cells; and (2) whether bradykinin can modulate other types of calcium channels in these cells. Bradykinin inhibited both N- and L-type calcium channels in NG108-15 cells, with EC50S of 10 ± 2 nM and 29 ± 7 nM, respectively. The inhibition of both L- and N-type calcium channels by bradykinin (100 nM) could be completely inhibited by the bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist Hoe 140 (10 nM). Bradykinin appeared to inhibit that portion of the L-type calcium channel current that was also reversibly inhibited by ω-conotoxin GVIA. The bradykinin inhibition of the L-type calcium channel current was partly reduced by pretreatment of the cells with pertussis toxin, whereas the inhibition of the N-type current was pertussis toxin-insensitive. In some cultures it was observed that the bradykinin B1 receptor agonist desArg9bradykinin inhibited the L-type calcium channel current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • bradykinin receptors
  • calcium currents
  • Hoe 140
  • NG108-15 cells

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