Spermidine/spermine-N1-acetyltransferase activity in isoprenaline-stimulated rat salivary glands
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In parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands stimulated by continuous intravenous infusion of isoprenaline at various doses for 3 h, the concentrations of the polyamines putrescine, spermidine, spermine and N1-acetylspermidine as well as the activities of ornithine decarboxylase and spermidine/spermine-N1-acetyltransferase were determined. Ornithine decarboxylase is the enzyme that catalyses the formation of putrescine from ornithine. The most striking effect was observed in parotid glands. Here, the beta-adrenergic agonist increased the activity of spermidine/spermine-N1-acetyltransferase markedly, but only slightly (if at all) that of ornithine decarboxylase. It also increased the concentrations of N1-acetylspermidine and putrescine markedly. The result obtained in this gland indicates interconversion of higher polyamines to putrescine.
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|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Physiologica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - 1989 Mar|