Cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate in human lung

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  • Cyclic[14C]adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) in human lung fragments has been measured by an isotopic method. It was found that aminophylline transiently increased cyclic[14C]AMP by 100% in doses above 1 mM. β-Adrenergic agents, epinephrine and isoproterenol, increased cyclic [14C]AMP by greater than 1000% through at least 10 min of incubation. Combinations of isoproterenol and aminophylline acted synergistically. Norepinephrine alone increased cyclic[14C]AMP but to a lesser degree than isoproterenol or epinephrine. In the presence of β-adrenergic blockade, norepinephrine and epinephrine decreased cyclic [14C]AMP below control values. © 1971.
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  • Kaliner MA; Orange RP; Koopman WJ; Frank Austen K; Laraia PJ
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  • 160
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  • 252
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