Endothelin-1-induced translocation of RhoA is mediated by endothelin ET(A) receptors in rat bronchial smooth muscle.

European journal of pharmacology

PubMedID: 15990091

Chiba Y, Sakai H, Misawa M. Endothelin-1-induced translocation of RhoA is mediated by endothelin ET(A) receptors in rat bronchial smooth muscle. Eur J Pharmacol. 2005;517(3):182-5.
To clarify the receptor subtype(s) contributing to the RhoA activation by endothelin-1 in bronchial smooth muscle, the effects of BQ-123 [cycro(D-Asp-Pro-D-Val-Leu-D-Trp)], an endothelin ET(A) receptor antagonist, and/or BQ-788 [2,6-dimethylpiperidinecarbonyl-g-methyl-Leu-Nin-(Methoxycarbonyl)-D-Trp-D-Nle], an endothelin ET(B) receptor antagonist, on the endothelin-1-induced translocation of RhoA to plasma membrane were examined. Incubation of rat bronchial smooth muscle with endothelin-1 induced a distinct translocation of RhoA to plasma membrane, indicating an activation of RhoA by endothelin-1. The endothelin-1-induced translocation of RhoA was completely blocked by treatment with BQ-123, whereas BQ-788 had no effect. Thus, endothelin ET(A) but not ET(B) receptors might be involved in the endothelin-1-induced translocation of RhoA in rat bronchial smooth muscle.