November 1980
Volume 19, Issue 11
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Cholera toxin stimulates adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate synthesis and epithelial wound closure in the rabbit cornea.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science November 1980, Vol.19, 1321-1327. doi:
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      M M Jumblatt, J A Fogle, A H Neufeld; Cholera toxin stimulates adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate synthesis and epithelial wound closure in the rabbit cornea.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1980;19(11):1321-1327.

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Abstract

Rabbit corneas were treated in vitro and in vivo with cholera toxin (CTX), a specific and irreversible activator of adenylate cyclase. Tissue pieces incubated in vitro in the presence of 10 mug/ml CTX for 15 min continuously synthesized adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) at an increased rate for 3 hr in the absence of CTX in the medium. Corneas exposed for 10 min to CTX topically in vivo and after various time intervals incubated in vitro had an increased ability to synthesize cyclic AMP for at least 30 hr after topical treatment. Epithelial wounds, 6 mm in diameter, were made by brief exposure of corneas in vivo to filter disks soaked in heptanol. Wounds in corneas pretreated with CTX closed at a faster rate and earlier than wounds in corneas pretreated with inactivated CTX. We postulate that cyclic AMP mediates the initial events governing the rate of closure of an epithelial defect.

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