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Free Content The Effect of Serotonin on Epinephrine Modulation of Transepithelial Ion Transport in Isolated Frog Skin

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The aim of this study was to examine the effect of serotonin and epinephrine on ion transport of isolated frog skin. The addition of serotonin after incubation in Ringer solution (RH), bumetanide (BUME), and after initial incubation in amiloride and subsequently in RH, reduced hyperpolarization and did not effect the mechanosensitivity of frog skin. Following incubation of the frog skin with amiloride (AMI), serotonin did not affect the value of hyperpolarization and increased mechanosensitivity. The addition of epinephrine (EPI) on frog skin incubated in RH and AMI did not affect hyperpolarization, but repeated application of this compound after serotonin increased hyperpolarization. After incubation with bumetanide, addition of EPI before and after application of serotonin did not affect the value of the examined parameters of the frog skin. Initial incubation with AMI and later in RH caused a drop in reaction to EPI and no effect on mechanosensitivity. Repeated addition of epinephrine in this group did not affect the reaction value, while it decreased the reaction value during mechanical stimulation. The experimental data presented in this study indicate that serotonin inhibits the sodium ion current. Epinephrine inhibits the chloride ion current, however, after the application of serotonin, EPI stimulates sodium ion transport.

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Publication date: 01 September 2006

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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