PubMed 26599698

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM8 , TRPV , TRPV1

Title: TRPM8 Channel Activation Induced by Monoterpenoid Rotundifolone Underlies Mesenteric Artery Relaxation.

Authors: Darizy Flávia Silva, Mônica Moura de Almeida, Cinthia Guedes Chaves, Ana Letícia Braz, Maria Aparecida Gomes, Leidiane Pinho-da-Silva, Jorge Luiz Pesquero, Viviane Aguiar Andrade, Maria de Fátima Leite, José George Ferreira de Albuquerque, Islania Giselia Albuquerque Araújo, Xirley Pereira Nunes, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Jader dos Santos Cruz, Nadja de Azevedo Correia, Isac Almeida de Medeiros

Journal, date & volume: PLoS ONE, 2015 , 10, e0143171

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In this study, our aims were to investigate transient receptor potential melastatin-8 channels (TRPM8) involvement in rotundifolone induced relaxation in the mesenteric artery and to increase the understanding of the role of these thermosensitive TRP channels in vascular tissue. Thus, message and protein levels of TRPM8 were measured by semi-quantitative PCR and western blotting in superior mesenteric arteries from 12 week-old Spague-Dawley (SD) rats. Isometric tension recordings evaluated the relaxant response in mesenteric rings were also performed. Additionally, the intracellular Ca2+ changes in mesenteric artery myocytes were measured using confocal microscopy. Using PCR and western blotting, both TRPM8 channel mRNA and protein expression was measured in SD rat mesenteric artery. Rotundifolone and menthol induced relaxation in the isolated superior mesenteric artery from SD rats and improved the relaxant response induced by cool temperatures. Also, this monoterpene induced an increase in transient intracellular Ca2+. These responses were significantly attenuated by pretreatment with capsazepine or BCTC, both TRPM8 channels blockers. The response induced by rotundifolone was not significantly attenuated by ruthenium red, a non-selective TRP channels blocker, or following capsaicin-mediated desensitization of TRPV1. Our findings suggest that rotundifolone induces relaxation by activating TRPM8 channels in rat superior mesenteric artery, more selectively than menthol, the classic TRPM8 agonist, and TRPM8 channels participates in vasodilatory pathways in isolated rat mesenteric arteries.