Experimental evidence is available to indicate that intrarenal mechanisms play a role in the impaired salt excretion of nephrotic syndrome by multiple and still uncompletely defined mediators. It is documented herein that the gene encoding for cyclophilin-like protein (Cy-LP) is up-regulated in renal medulla from adriamycin (ADR)-treated rats as compared with control animals. In the cortex of rats with ADR nephrosis, no change in Cy-LP as compared with that in controls was found for the entire observation period. By contrast, in the medulla of nephrotic rats, Cy-LP gene expression was significantly higher than in controls. Values of urinary Na excretion were inversely correlated to Cy-LP mRNA expression levels. Because in ADR nephrosis a blunted natriuretic response to ANP has been previously reported, it was investigated whether ANP infusion modulated Cy-LP mRNA in the renal medulla. ADR-treated rats, but not control rats, infused for 1 h with ANP (1 μg/kg·min) had a significant (P <0.05) increase in medullary Cy-LP mRNA as compared with nephrotic animals receiving the vehicle alone. These findings might be taken to suggest that renal Cy-LP gene expression is positively modulated in nephrotic syndrome and parallels changes in sodium excretion.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Nephrology|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1993|
- Atrial natriuretic peptide
- Cyclophilin-like protein
- Experimental nephrosis
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