Cell and Tissue Biology

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 273–279 | Cite as

Involvement of tyrosine and phosphatidylinositol kinases in oxidized glutathione and glutoxim regulation of Na+ transport in frog skin

  • A. V. Melnitskaya
  • Z. I. Krutetskaya
  • O. E. Lebedev
  • V. G. Antonov
  • S. N. Butov


The role of tyrosine and phosphatidylinositol kinases in oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and its pharmacological analogue, glutoxim, regulation of Na+ transport in Rana temporaria frog skin was investigated by the voltage-clamp technique. It was shown for the first time that the preincubation of the skin with tyrosine kinase inhibitor genistein or with two structurally distinct phosphatidylinositol kinase inhibitors, wortmannin and LY294002, significantly decreased the stimulatory effect of GSSG or glutoxim on Na+ transport. The data suggest that GSSG and glutoxim can transactivate insulin receptor in the basolateral membrane of epithelial cells and trigger the signaling cascade, which involves tyrosine and phosphatidylinositol kinases, which stimulates Na+ transport in frog skin.

Key words

Na+ transport oxidized glutathione glutoxim tyrosine kinases phosphatidylinositol kinases 

Abbreviations used


amiloridesensitive epithelial Na+-channels


reduced glutathione


oxidized glutathione


phosphatidylinositol-3 kinases




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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Melnitskaya
    • 1
  • Z. I. Krutetskaya
    • 1
  • O. E. Lebedev
    • 1
  • V. G. Antonov
    • 1
  • S. N. Butov
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of BiophysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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