Modulation of cardiac PIP2 by cardioactive hormones and other physiologically relevant interventions

Cem Nasuhoglu, Siyi Feng, Yanping Mao, Imman Shammat, Masaya Yamamato, Svetlana Earnest, Mark Lemmon, Donald W. Hilgemann

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Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) affects profoundly several cardiac ion channels and transporters, and studies of PIP2-sensitive currents in excised patches suggest that PIP2 can be synthesized and broken down within 30 s. To test when, and if, total phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PIP) and PIP2 levels actually change in intact heart, we used a new, nonradioactive HPLC method to quantify anionic phospholipids. Total PIP and PIP2 levels (10-30 μmol/kg wet weight) do not change, or even increase, with activation of Gαq/phospholipase C (PLC)-dependent pathways by carbachol (50 μM), phenylephrine (50 μM), and endothelin-1 (0.3 μM). Adenosine (0.2 mM) and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (1μM) both cause 30% reduction of PIP2 in ventricles, suggesting that diacylglycerol (DAG)-dependent mechanisms negatively regulate cardiac PIP2. PIP2, but not PIP, increases reversibly by 30% during electrical stimulation (2 Hz for 5 min) in guinea pig left atria; the increase is blocked by nickel (2 mM). Both PIP and PIP2 increase within 3 min in hypertonic solutions, roughly in proportion to osmolarity, and similar effects occur in multiple cell lines. Inhibitors of several volume-sensitive signaling mechanisms do not affect these responses, suggesting that PIP2 metabolism might be sensitive to membrane tension, per se.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C223-C234
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology
Issue number1 52-1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Cardiac muscle
  • Cell volume
  • Diacylglycerol
  • G protein-coupled receptors
  • Phorbol ester
  • Phosphatidylinositol
  • Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate
  • Phospholipase C

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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