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Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1976 Oct;54(5):692-7.

Effects of an ATP analogue (alpha,beta-methylene-adenosine-5'-triphosphate) on cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP levels, 45Ca efflux, and protein secretion from rat pancreas.


The effects of the alpha,beta-methylene analogue of ATP (Ap(CH2)pp), described as a competitive inhibitor of adenylate cyclase (EC, were studied in the rat pancreas in vitro. The analogue did not alter basal cyclic AMP production and basal or carbachol-stimulated efflux of 45Ca from isotope-preloaded glands. On the other hand, Ap(CH2)pp reduced the secretory responses to carbachol, carbachol in the presence of dibutyryl cyclic AMP, pancreozymin (PZ), and the calcium ionophore, A-23187. Release of pancreatic protein in response to dibutyryl cyclic AMP itself was unaffected by the ATP analogue, suggesting that the other secretagogues tested share a common, Ap(CH2)pp-inhibitable pathway in their respective stimulatory actions. Though carbachol, PZ, and A-23187 all stimulated a rapid production (30 s) of pancreatic cyclic GMP, these responses were not affected by Ap(CH2)pp. Additional studies with the analogue indicated that it has a slow onset of action (30-45 min), i.e., its effect on secretion is preceded by secretagogue-induced changes in nucleotide levels and calcium efflux. Nonetheless, the analogue may affect cellular calcium homeostasis, if not during the initial events triggering secretion then during those events which maintain continued secretory output in the presence of a stimulus.

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