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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1987 Apr 14;144(1):438-46.

Histamine-induced phosphoinositide metabolism in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Association with thromboxane and prostacyclin release.


Histamine stimulation of cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells induced dose- and time-dependent increases in glycerophosphoinositol (GroPIns), inositol-1-phosphate (InsP), inositolbisphosphate (InsP2) and inositoltrisphosphate (InsP3) in addition to release of thromboxane A2 and prostacyclin. Increases in InsP2 and InsP3 were immediate while increases in GroPIns and InsP occurred only after 1 min. Thromboxane A2 and prostacyclin release paralleled GroPIns and InsP production. The data indicate that, in endothelial cells, histamine evokes early hydrolysis of polyphosphoinositides, and that subsequent mobilization of arachidonic acid for thromboxane and prostacyclin synthesis involves both deacylation and phosphodiesteratic cleavage of phosphatidylinositol.

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