Journal: Scientific Reports
Article Title: Sniffer cells for the detection of neural Angiotensin II in vitro
Figure Lengend Snippet: ANG II mediated increases in sniffer cell fluorescence. ( A ) ANG II (100 nM) induced a robust but transient increase in GCaMP fluorescence that was blocked by the AT1aR receptor antagonist Losartan (10 µM). Control n = 39, Losartan n = 38. ( B ) Data shows that bath application of glutamate (50 µM), GABA (50 µM), and carbachol (50 µM) failed to change fluorescent intensity of sniffer cells transfected with GCaMP (n = 29) or GCaMP + AT1aR (n = 38). ANG II (100 nM) did increase fluorescent intensity of sniffer cells, but only in sniffer cells transfected with GCaMP + AT1aR. Dose-dependent effects of ANG II and related compounds were also measured. ( C ) GCaMP + AT1aR sniffer cells exhibit dose-dependent increases in fluorescence in response to bath application of ANG II (100 nM, n = 10). ( D ) Bath application of ANG III induced a dose-dependent increase in GCaMP + AT1aR sniffer cell fluorescence. Bath application of ANG (1–7) or bradykinin did not induce a change in GCaMP + AT1aR sniffer cell fluorescence at any of the doses tested (0.1–100 nM, n = 17–41). ( E ) R-GECO + AT1aR sniffer cells exhibit dose-dependent increases in fluorescence in response to bath application of ANG II (n = 17). R-GECO only cells did not respond to ANG II (n = 27). ( F ) ANG II-mediated increases in R-GECO + AT1aR are blocked by bath application of Losartan (10 µM, n = 17). *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01.
Article Snippet: Carbachol (50 µM), Angiotensin 1–7 (0.1–100 nM), Bradykinin (0.1–100 nM), and Losartan (10 µM) were purchased from Tocris (Minneapolis, MN) and Angiotensin III (0.1–100 nM) was purchased from Alomone Labs (Jerusalem, Israel).
Techniques: Fluorescence, Transfection