Triphenyltin impairs a protein kinase A (PKA)-dependent increase of cytosolic Na+ and Ca2+ and PKA-independent increase of cytosolic Ca2+ associated with insulin secretion in hamster pancreatic β-cells

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Oral administration of triphenyltin chloride (TPT) (60 mg/kg body weight) inhibits the insulin secretion by decreasing the cytoplasmic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) induced by glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) in pancreatic β-cells of the hamster. To test the possibility that the abnormal level of [Ca2+]i induced by TPT administration could be due to a defect in the cAMP-dependent cytoplasmic Na+ concentration ([Na+]i) in the β-cells, we investigated the effects of TPT administration on the changes of [Na+]i induced by GIP, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), or forskolin, an activator of adenylyl cyclase, and on the changes of [Na+]i or [Ca2+]i induced by 6-Bnz-cAMP, an activator of protein kinase A (PKA), and 8-pCPT-2′-O-Me-cAMP, an activator of Epac. The [Na+]i and [Ca2+]i were measured in islet cells loaded with sodium-binding benzofuran isophthalate (SBFI) and fura-2, respectively. In the presence of 135 mM Na+, TPT administration significantly reduced the rise in [Na+]i by 10 nM GLP-1, 10 μM forskolin, and 50 μM 6-Bnz-cAMP, but had not effect in a Na+-free medium. In the presence of 135 mM Na+, TPT administration also reduced the rise in [Ca2+]i by 8-pCPT-2′-O-Me-cAMP plus10 μM H-89, a inhibitor of PKA, and 6-Bnz-cAMP. Moreover, TPT administration significantly reduced the insulin secretion by 2 mM db-cAMP, GLP-1, GIP, and 8-pCPT-2′-O-Me-cAMP with and without H-89, and that by 6-Bnz-cAMP and forskolin. Our study suggested that TPT has inhibitory effects on the cellular Ca2+ response due to a reduced Na+ permeability through PKA-dependent mechanisms in hamster islet cells. Also TPT has the reduction of [Ca2+]i related to Na+-dependent insulin secretion after an activation of Epac.

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