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PP2B-dependent NO production in the medullary thick ascending limb during diabetes.
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PMID:  19458119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Calcineurin (PP2B) has recently been shown to be upregulated in the medullary thick ascending limb (mTAL) during diabetes. The mTAL expresses all three isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which are subject to phosphoregulation and represent substrates for PP2B. Therefore, we hypothesized that diabetes induces PP2B-dependent upregulation of NOS activity and NO production in the mTAL. Three weeks after injection of streptozotocin (STZ rats) or vehicle (sham rats), mTAL suspensions were prepared for use in functional and biochemical assays. PP2B activity and expression were increased in mTALs from STZ rats compared with sham. Nitrite production was significantly reduced in mTALs from STZ rats compared with sham. However, incubation with the free radical scavenger, tempol, unmasked a significant increase in nitrite production by mTALs from STZ rats. Inhibition of PP2B attenuated the increase in nitrite production and NOS activity evident in mTALs from STZ rats. Analysis of specific NOS isoform activity revealed increased NOS1 and NOS2 activities in mTALs from STZ rats. All three NOS isoform activities were regulated in a PP2B-dependent manner. Western blot analysis detected no differences in NOS isoform expression, although phosphorylation of pThr(495)-NOS3 was significantly reduced in mTALs from STZ rats. Phosphorylation of pSer(852)-NOS1, pSer(633)-NOS3, and pSer(1177)-NOS3 was similar in mTALs from STZ and sham rats. Inhibition of PP2B did not alter the phosphorylation of NOS1 or NOS3 at known sites. In conclusion, while NO bioavailability in mTALs is reduced during diabetes, free radical scavenging with tempol unmasks increased NO production that involves PP2B-dependent activation of NOS1 and NOS2.
Jan M Foster; Pamela K Carmines; Jennifer S Pollock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physiology. Renal physiology     Volume:  297     ISSN:  1522-1466     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-24     Completed Date:  2009-08-27     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901990     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F471-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amidines / pharmacology
Benzylamines / pharmacology
Calcineurin / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism*
Cell Survival
Cyclic N-Oxides / pharmacology
Cyclosporine / pharmacology
Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / complications,  enzymology*
Diabetic Nephropathies / enzymology,  etiology*
Enzyme Activation
Enzyme Inhibitors / pharmacology
Free Radical Scavengers / pharmacology
Kidney Medulla / drug effects,  enzymology*
Loop of Henle / drug effects,  enzymology*
Nitric Oxide / metabolism*
Nitric Oxide Synthase / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism*
Nitric Oxide Synthase Type I
Nitric Oxide Synthase Type II / metabolism
Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III / metabolism
Nitrites / metabolism
Ornithine / analogs & derivatives,  pharmacology
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Spin Labels
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amidines; 0/Benzylamines; 0/Cyclic N-Oxides; 0/Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Free Radical Scavengers; 0/N(5)-(1-imino-3-butenyl)ornithine; 0/N-(3-(aminomethyl)benzyl)acetamidine; 0/Nitrites; 0/Spin Labels; 2226-96-2/tempol; 31C4KY9ESH/Nitric Oxide; 83HN0GTJ6D/Cyclosporine; E524N2IXA3/Ornithine; EC Oxide Synthase; EC Oxide Synthase Type I; EC Oxide Synthase Type II; EC Oxide Synthase Type III; EC protein, rat; EC protein, rat; EC protein, rat; EC

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