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Brain Res. 2001 Mar 23;895(1-2):119-28.

Demonstration of a functional motilin receptor in TE671 cells from human cerebellum.

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  • 1Gut Hormone Laboratory, Center for Gastroenterological Research, Department of Pathophysiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Gasthuisberg O & N, Herestraat 49, Leuven B-3000, Belgium.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Our laboratory has described the presence of motilin receptors in the rabbit cerebellum. We discovered its presence in the human TE671 cell line, which is of cerebellar origin.

METHODS:

Cytosolic Ca(2+) fluxes were monitored on a confocal microscope in cells loaded with Indo-1 and stimulated with motilin under various conditions. Binding studies were performed with 125I-[Nle(13)]porcine motilin. Using primers, PCR for the motilin receptor was performed.

RESULTS:

Cells responded to motilin after 45+/-20 s. At different concentrations of motilin (10(-8), 10(-7), 10(-6.5), 10(-6) and 10(-5) M) the percentage of responding cells was 0+/-0, 0.6+/-1.5, 4.9+/-4.7, 21.7+/-15 and 35.7+/-12, respectively. The response was blocked by the motilin antagonists [Phe(3), Nle(13)]po-motilin (0.8+/-1.8%) and GM-109 (0.0+/-0.0%) and mimicked by the agonist ABT-229 (23.6+/-15%). After stimulation with motilin, ABT-229 or [Phe(3),Leu(13)]po-motilin, but not with the antagonist GM-109, cells were desensitized. The response to motilin persisted in Ca(2+)-free solution (22.8+/-14.7%), was not affected by nifedipine (44+/-11%) but was abolished by incubation with thapsigargin (0+/-0%). Neither ryanodine, nor a previous stimulation with caffeine (0+/-0%) in Ca(2+)-free Krebs, nor both could block the response to motilin (28, 32.0+/-5.7, 41.3+/-6.1%, respectively). Binding studies revealed two binding sites for motilin, with a pK(d) of 8.9+/-0.05 and 6.11+/-0.61 (n=4). There were 100 times more low than high affinity receptors per cell. The presence of receptor mRNA was confirmed by PCR.

CONCLUSION:

Functional motilin receptors are present in TE671 cells. The response requires intracellular IP(3)-sensitive Ca(2+) stores. These cells may serve as a model of the central motilin receptor.

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