Arachidonic acid metabolism in isolated glomeruli from pig kidney was investigated. Arachidonic acid metabolism via cyclooxygenase was studied by three different methodological approaches: radioimmunoassay (RIA), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas Chromatograph-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). By all these techniques, the major prostaglandins (PG) formed by pig glomeruli appeared to be 6-keto-PGF1α and PGF2α, the former being the most abundant. RIA and GC-MS also detected lower amounts of thromboxane B2 (TxB2) and PGE2. This emphasises the similarity with human glomeruli, in which the main cyclooxygenase product has indeed been reported to be 6-keto-PGF1α. The lipoxygenase activity in isolated pig glomeruli, as studied by HPLC, generated 15-HETE, 12-HETE and 5-HETE. These data demonstrate that isolated glomeruli from pig kidney possess cyclooxygenase as well as lipoxygenase activity. Since a marked functional similarity exists between human and pig kidney, the pig can be regarded as a good model for studying the influence of arachidonic acid metabolites on glomerular pathophysiology.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 1988|
- (Pig kidney glomeruli)
- Arachidonic acid metabolism
- Lipoxygenase activity
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