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Calreticulin is crucial for calcium homeostasis mediated adaptation and survival of thick ascending limb of Henle's loop cells under osmotic stress.
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PMID:  21554974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TALH) is normally exposed to variable and often very high osmotic stress and involves different mechanisms to counteract this stress. ER resident calcium binding proteins especially calreticulin (CALR) play an important role in different stress balance mechanisms. To investigate the role of CALR in renal epithelial cells adaptation and survival under osmotic stress, two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis combined with mass spectrometry and functional proteomics were performed. CALR expression was significantly altered in TALH cells exposed to osmotic stress, whereas renal inner medullary collecting duct cells and interstitial cells exposed to hyperosmotic stress showed no significant changes in CALR expression. Moreover, a time dependent downregulation of CALR was accompanied with continuous change in the level of free intracellular calcium. Inhibition of the calcium release, through IP3R antagonist, prevented CALR expression alteration under hyperosmotic stress, whereas the cell viability was significantly impaired. Overexpression of wild type CALR in TALH cells resulted in significant decrease in cell viability under hyperosmotic stress. In contrast, the hyperosmotic stress did not have any effect on cells overexpressing the CALR mutant, lacking the calcium-binding domain. Silencing CALR with siRNA significantly improved the cell survival under osmotic stress conditions. Taken together, our data clearly highlight the crucial role of CALR and its calcium-binding role in TALH adaptation and survival under osmotic stress.
Asima Bibi; Nitin K Agarwal; Gry H Dihazi; Marwa Eltoweissy; Phuc Van Nguyen; Gerhard A Mueller; Hassan Dihazi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5875     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508482     Medline TA:  Int J Biochem Cell Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology, Georg-August University Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, D-37075 Göttingen, Germany.
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