The neuromodulator histamine is able to vasorelax in human cerebral, meningeal and temporal arteries via endothelial histamine 1 receptors (H1Rs) which result in the downstream production of nitric oxide (NO), the most powerful vasodilator transmitter in the brain. Although endothelial Ca 2+ signals drive histamine-induced NO release throughout the peripheral circulation, the mechanism by which histamine evokes NO production in human cerebrovascular endothelial cells is still unknown. Herein, we exploited the human cerebral microvascular endothelial cell line, hCMEC/D3, to assess the role of intracellular Ca 2+ signaling in histamine-induced NO release. To achieve this goal, hCMEC/D3 cells were loaded with the Ca 2+- and NO-sensitive dyes, Fura-2/AM and DAF-FM/AM, respectively. Histamine elicited repetitive oscillations in intracellular Ca 2+ concentration in hCMEC/D3 cells throughout a concentration range spanning from 1 pM up to 300 μM. The oscillatory Ca 2+ response was suppressed by the inhibition of H 1Rs with pyrilamine, whereas H 1R was abundantly expressed at the protein level. We further found that histamine-induced intracellular Ca 2+ oscillations were initiated by endogenous Ca 2+ mobilization through inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate- and nicotinic acid dinucleotide phosphate-sensitive channels and maintained over time by store-operated Ca 2+ entry. In addition, histamine evoked robust NO release that was prevented by interfering with the accompanying intracellular Ca 2+ oscillations, thereby confirming that the endothelial NO synthase is recruited by Ca 2+ spikes also in hCMEC/D3 cells. These data provide the first evidence that histamine evokes NO production from human cerebrovascular endothelial cells through intracellular Ca 2+ oscillations, thereby shedding novel light on the mechanisms by which this neuromodulator controls cerebral blood flow.
Berra‐Romani, R., Faris, P., Pellavio, G., Orgiu, M., Negri, S., Forcaia, G., et al. (2020). Histamine induces intracellular Ca2+ oscillations and nitric oxide release in endothelial cells from brain microvascular circulation. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 235(2), 1515-1530.
|Citazione:||Berra‐Romani, R., Faris, P., Pellavio, G., Orgiu, M., Negri, S., Forcaia, G., et al. (2020). Histamine induces intracellular Ca2+ oscillations and nitric oxide release in endothelial cells from brain microvascular circulation. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 235(2), 1515-1530.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Histamine induces intracellular Ca2+ oscillations and nitric oxide release in endothelial cells from brain microvascular circulation|
|Autori:||Berra‐Romani, R; Faris, P; Pellavio, G; Orgiu, M; Negri, S; Forcaia, G; Var‐‐‐gaz‐Guadarrama, V; Garcia‐Carrasco, M; Botta, L; Sancini, G; Laforenza, U; Moccia, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.29071|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|