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Regulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in BeWo and HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cell lines.
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PMID:  22647832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is implicated in placentation. We determined which RAS pathways are present in two trophoblast cell lines (HTR-8/SVneo and BeWo cells) and the effects of cAMP, which stimulates renal renin. STUDY DESIGN: The effect of cAMP on RAS gene expression and on prorenin and angiotensin peptides in HTR-8/SVneo and BeWo cells were investigated. RESULTS: In HTR-8/SVneo cells, prorenin mRNA (REN) and protein, (pro)renin receptor (ATP6AP2) and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AGTR1) were stimulated by cAMP (P < 0.05, P < 0.05, P < 0.001 and P < 0.05, respectively). HTR-8/SVneo cells also expressed angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin converting enzyme 1 (ACE1), but did not express AGTR2 or ACE2 nor the Ang 1-7 receptor (MAS1). BeWo cells did not express REN, and REN was not inducible by cAMP, but cAMP increased ACE2 and MAS1 (both P < 0.05) and decreased AGT (P < 0.05). BeWo cells expressed AGT, ACE1, ACE2 and MAS1 but not ATP6AP2, AGTR1 nor AGTR2. There was net destruction of Ang II in media from HTR-8/SVneo and BeWo incubations and net production of Ang 1-7 by BeWo and untreated HTR-8/SVneo cells. CONCLUSION: HTR-8/SVneo cells express REN and produce prorenin as well as expressing other RAS genes likely to regulate Ang II/AT(1)R interactions and respond to cAMP, like renal renin-secreting cells. They are more similar to early gestation placentae and are therefore useful for studying effects of renin/ACE/Ang II/AT(1)R on cell function. BeWo cells express the ACE2/Ang 1-7/Mas pathway, which is sensitive to cAMP and therefore are useful for studying the effects of ACE2/Ang 1-7/Mas on trophoblast function.
Y Wang; K G Pringle; Y X Chen; T Zakar; E R Lumbers
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Placenta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8006349     Medline TA:  Placenta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy, Mothers & Babies Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute & John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia.
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