Hormone-controlled cAMP-mediated fluid secretion in yellow-fever mosquito.

Autor(es): Petzel D H; Berg M M; Beyenbach K W

Resumo: Evidence is presented for hormone-controlled adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP)-mediated NaCl diuresis in Malpighian tubules of the blood-feeding yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. Studies in isolated Malpighian tubules reveal that cAMP added to the peritubular bath selectively stimulates NaCl secretion and not KCl secretion by increasing the Na conductance of the basolateral membrane of primary cells. These effects are duplicated by forskolin and theophylline in parallel with increased intracellular concentrations of endogenous cAMP. Two natriuretic peptides that we have isolated by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods from mosquito heads also increase NaCl and fluid secretion in isolated Malpighian tubules together with increased intracellular levels of cAMP. These results are consistent with a mechanism of NaCl diuresis in which the natriuretic peptides and cAMP are respectively the primary and secondary messengers that couple the ingestion of a blood meal to the excretion of the unwanted salt and water fraction of the meal. This hypothesis is supported by in vivo studies that reveal elevated intracellular cAMP levels in Malpighian tubules at the time of maximum NaCl diuresis.

Imprenta: The American Journal of Physiology, v. 253, pt. 2, p. 701-711, 1987

Identificador do objeto digital: https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.1987.253.5.R701

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Cell

Data de publicação: 1987