Acute βAR stimulation induced increase in phosphorylation of Akt is cardiac-specific.

<p>Adult male C57BL/6 mice were treated with vehicle control (saline) or isoproterenol (ISO, 1.25 mg/kg, i.N) for 30 min. (A) Representative Western blot analyses were performed on lung or kidney tissue lysates with antibodies against phospho-Akt (Thr308), phospho-Akt (Ser473), total Akt, phospho-ERK1/2 (Thr202/Tyr204) and total ERK1/2. (B, C) The bar graphs show the densitometric scanning results from two seperate experiments (n = 6). Data are normalized with individual total protein levels and represent means ± S.E. of percent change in protein phosphorylation relative to that of vehicle control. *, p<0.05 versus vehicle control.</p>