The presence of A1 adenosine receptors (A1AR) in mammalian spermatozoa was previously demonstrated by radiochemical and immunochemical detection. This study was performed to investigate the cellular location of the A1AR to determine whether these receptors were somehow connected with ecto-adenosine deaminase and to evaluate their function in calcium uptake. By immunofluorescence staining we showed that in mammalian spermatozoa A1AR were constantly localized in the acrosomal region. This finding was confirmed by immunogold detection. Confocal analyses with anti-A1 and anti-ADA antibodies showed a high degree of colocalization. Calcium loading assay showed that this association was functional and affected calcium accumulation in mammalian spermatozoa. Therefore, we concluded that the acrosomal localization of A1AR was a constant feature in mammalian sperm. Moreover, these A1 receptors were functionally coupled to ecto-ADA and were able to modulate calcium uptake into an IP3-gated store.

Minelli, A., Allegrucci, C., Piomboni, P., Mannucci, R., Lluis, C., & Franco, R. (2000). Immunolocalization of A1 adenosine receptors in mammalian spermatozoa. JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY, 48(9), 1163-1171 [10.1177/002215540004800901].

Immunolocalization of A1 adenosine receptors in mammalian spermatozoa

PIOMBONI, P.;
2000

Abstract

The presence of A1 adenosine receptors (A1AR) in mammalian spermatozoa was previously demonstrated by radiochemical and immunochemical detection. This study was performed to investigate the cellular location of the A1AR to determine whether these receptors were somehow connected with ecto-adenosine deaminase and to evaluate their function in calcium uptake. By immunofluorescence staining we showed that in mammalian spermatozoa A1AR were constantly localized in the acrosomal region. This finding was confirmed by immunogold detection. Confocal analyses with anti-A1 and anti-ADA antibodies showed a high degree of colocalization. Calcium loading assay showed that this association was functional and affected calcium accumulation in mammalian spermatozoa. Therefore, we concluded that the acrosomal localization of A1AR was a constant feature in mammalian sperm. Moreover, these A1 receptors were functionally coupled to ecto-ADA and were able to modulate calcium uptake into an IP3-gated store.
Minelli, A., Allegrucci, C., Piomboni, P., Mannucci, R., Lluis, C., & Franco, R. (2000). Immunolocalization of A1 adenosine receptors in mammalian spermatozoa. JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY, 48(9), 1163-1171 [10.1177/002215540004800901].
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