吉栖, 正典 The University of Tokushima
芳地, 一 The University of Tokushima
Ishimura, Yasuko The University of Tokushima
Hirose, Masao The University of Tokushima
The effect of evodiamine on catecholamine secretion from bovine adrenal medulla was investigated. Evodiamine, a bioactive component isolated from dry unripened fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa Bentham, was found to stimulate the secretion of catecholamine from perfused bovine adrenal medulla at a concentration of 10 μM and its effect persisted for at least 30 min. This stimulatory effect of evodiamine was abolished by omission of Ca2+ from the perfusion fluid. Evodiamine (0.1-10 μM) markedly enhanced the secretion of catecholamine from the adrenal medulla induced by acetylcholine (100 μM) or high K+(56 mM). The secretion of catecholamine was promptly enhanced by acetylcholine or high K+, but returned to the control level on treatment for 20 min. However, when evodiamine was added to the perfusion fluid after acetylcholine or high K+ stimulation for 10 min, the secretion of catecholamine again increased greatly. These results indicate that evodiamine not only stimulated the secretion of catecholamine from bovine adrenal medulla but also reversed insensitivity of these cells to acetylcholine or high K+ stimulation.
The Journal of Medical Investigation
The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
jmi_44_1-2_79.pdf 494 KB