Evaluating the significance of cyclic adenosine monophosphate-mediated signaling in human prostate: A functional and biochemical study

George T. Kedia*, Stefan Ückert, Hamiyet Polat, Axel S. Merseburger, Markus A. Kuczyk

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
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Abstract

Objective: To investigate further the potential significance of the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) pathway in the control of prostate smooth muscle. The cAMP pathway has been assumed to be an alternative pharmacologic target to treat dysfunctions of the human lower urinary tract. To date, only a few studies have addressed the physiologic relevance of cAMP signal transduction in the control of human prostate function. Methods: Phosphodiesterase activity was isolated from microsomal fractions prepared from prostatic tissue and subjected to biochemical analysis. Using the organ bath technique, the effects of the phosphodiesterase type (PDE)4 inhibitors Ro 20-1724, rolipram, and RP 73401 on the tension induced by norepinephrine of isolated prostatic tissue were investigated and compared with the PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil and BAY 13-1197, a nitric oxide-independent activator of the soluble guanylyl cyclase. Statistical analysis was conducted using the Gosset t test. Results: Biochemical analysis of the microsomal fraction revealed only a single peak of PDE activity that was sensitive to papaverine and the PDE4 inhibitors rolipram and Ro 20-1724. The tension induced by norepinephrine was reversed by the drugs with the following order of efficacy: Ro 20-1724, RP 73401, rolipram, sildenafil, and BAY 13-1197. Pre-exposure of the tissue to a threshold concentration (0.05 μM) of forskolin (adenlyl cyclase activator) increased the reversion of tension induced by rolipram and RP 73401 and the PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil. Conclusion: These results have provided evidence for the significance of cAMP signaling in the control of prostate smooth muscle.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftUrology
Jahrgang80
Ausgabenummer4
Seiten (von - bis)952.e9-952.e14
ISSN0090-4295
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 10.2012

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