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Chloride cotransporter

Omar A Z Tutakhel, Frans Bianchi, Daniël A Smits, René J M Bindels, Joost G J Hoenderop, Jenny van der Wijst
The NaCl cotransporter (NCC) is essential for electrolyte homeostasis and control of blood pressure. The human SLC12A3 gene, which encodes NCC, gives rise to 3 isoforms, of which only the shortest isoform [NaCl cotransporter isoform 3 (NCC3 )] has been studied extensively. All NCC isoforms share key phosphorylation sites at T55 and T60 that are essential mediators of NCC function. Recently, a novel phosphorylation site at S811 was identified in isoforms 1 and 2 [NaCl cotransporter splice variant (NCCSV )], which are only present in humans and higher primates...
March 16, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Hiroko Hashimoto, Naohiro Nomura, Wakana Shoda, Kiyoshi Isobe, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Kouhei Yamamoto, Takuya Fujimaru, Fumiaki Ando, Takayasu Mori, Tomokazu Okado, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
OBJECTIVE: Metformin is an antidiabetic drug that is widely used to treat patients with diabetes mellitus. Recent studies have reported that treatment with metformin not only improved blood glucose levels but also reduced blood pressure. However, it remains unclear how metformin reduces blood pressure. We hypothesized that metformin affects sodium reabsorption in the kidneys. METHODS: Urinary sodium excretion and expression of renal sodium transporters were examined in 8-week-old male C57BL/6 mice with acute and chronic treatment of metformin...
March 3, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Xinran Hou, Yingqi Weng, Tongxuan Wang, Bihan Ouyang, Yalin Li, Zongbin Song, Yundan Pan, Zhong Zhang, Wangyuan Zou, Changsheng Huang, Qulian Guo
Epigenetic modulation participates in the mechanism of multiple types of pathological pain, so targeting the involved regulators may be a promising strategy for pain treatment. Our previous research identified the analgesic effect of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) on mechanical hyperalgesia in a rat model of bone cancer pain (BCP) via restoration of μ-opioid receptor (MOR) expression. However, the specific types of HDACs contributing to BCP have not been explored. The present study investigated the expression pattern of some common HDACs and found that HDAC2 was up-regulated in a time-dependent manner in the lumbar spinal cord of BCP rats...
February 23, 2018: Neuroscience
Marc-Henri Asmar, Louis Gaboury, Issam Saliba
Objectives Endolymphatic sac (ELS) pathophysiology in Ménière's disease (MD) remains poorly understood. We identified from the literature a group of proteins expressed on the ELS and involved in endolymph volume regulation: aquaporin-2 (AQP2), vasopressin receptor V2R, sodium potassium chloride cotransporter 2 (NKCC2), and transient receptor potential cation channel V4 (TRPV4). Our objective was to determine whether their ELS expression was altered in MD, to better understand the pathophysiology of endolymphatic hydrops...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Sam W Henderson, Stefanie Wege, Matthew Gilliham
Genomes of unicellular and multicellular green algae, mosses, grasses and dicots harbor genes encoding cation-chloride cotransporters (CCC). CCC proteins from the plant kingdom have been comparatively less well investigated than their animal counterparts, but proteins from both plants and animals have been shown to mediate ion fluxes, and are involved in regulation of osmotic processes. In this review, we show that CCC proteins from plants form two distinct phylogenetic clades (CCC1 and CCC2). Some lycophytes and bryophytes possess members from each clade, most land plants only have members of the CCC1 clade, and green algae possess only the CCC2 clade...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Andrew Scott Terker, Maria Castaneda-Bueno, Mohammed Zubaerul Ferdaus, Ryan J Cornelius, Kayla J Erspamer, Xiao-Tong Su, Lauren N Miller, James A McCormick, Wen-Hui Wang, Gerardo Gamba, Chao-Ling Yang, David H Ellison
With no lysine kinase 4 (WNK4) is essential to activate the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC) along the distal convoluted tubule, an effect central to the phenotype of familial hyperkalemic hypertension. Although effects on potassium and sodium channels along the connecting and collecting tubules have also been documented, WNK4 is typically believed to have little role in modulating sodium chloride reabsorption along the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. Yet wnk4-/- mice (knockout mice lacking WNK4) do not demonstrate the hypocalciuria typical of pure distal convoluted tubule dysfunction...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
M Giovanola, A Vollero, R Cinquetti, E Bossi, L R Forrest, E Di Cairano, M Castagna
The crystallizations of the prokaryotic LeuT and of the eukaryotic DAT and SERT transporters represent important steps forward in the comprehension of the molecular physiology of Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporters, although the molecular determinants of the coupling mechanism and of ion selectivity still remain to be fully elucidated. The insect NSS homologue KAAT1 exhibits unusual physiological features, such as the ability to use K+ as the driver ion, weak chloride dependence, and the ability of the driver ion to influence the substrate selectivity; these characteristics can help to define the molecular determinants of NSS function...
January 30, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Francis T Djankpa, Oluwole B Akinola, Sharon L Juliano
KCC2 (a brain-specific potassium-chloride cotransporter) affects development of the cerebral cortex, including aspects of neuronal migration and cellular maturation and differentiation. KCC2 also modulates chloride homeostasis by influencing the switch of GABA from depolarizing in young neurons to hyperpolarizing in mature neurons. We describe the expression pattern, regional distribution, and cellular colocalization of KCC2 in the ferret cortex in normal kits and those treated with methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM)...
January 31, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
Emilie Boscardin, Romain Perrier, Chloé Sergi, Marc P Maillard, Johannes Loffing, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Robert Koesters, Bernard C Rossier, Edith Hummler
The amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and the thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) are key regulators of sodium and potassium and colocalize in the late distal convoluted tubule of the kidney. Loss of the αENaC subunit leads to a perinatal lethal phenotype characterized by sodium loss and hyperkalemia resembling the human syndrome pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA-I). In adulthood, inducible nephron-specific deletion of αENaC in mice mimics the lethal phenotype observed in neonates, and as in humans, this phenotype is prevented by a high sodium (HNa+)/low potassium (LK+) rescue diet...
January 25, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Bianca Flores, Cara C Schornak, Eric Delpire
The potassium chloride cotransporter, KCC3, is an electroneutral cotransporter expressed in the peripheral and central nervous system. KCC3 is responsible for the efflux of K+ and Cl- in neurons to help maintain cell volume and intracellular chloride levels. A loss-of- function (LOF) of KCC3 causes Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (HMSN/ACC) in a population of individuals in the Charlevoix/Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. A variety of mouse models have been created to understand the physiological and deleterious effects of a KCC3 LOF...
January 20, 2018: Neurochemistry International
Anita T Layton, Aurélie Edwards, Volker Vallon
We sought to decipher the mechanisms underlying the kidney's response to changes in K+ load and intake, under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. To accomplish that goal, we applied a published computational model of epithelial transport along rat nephrons in a \Red{sham}, uninephrectomized (UNX), and 5/6-nephrectomized (5/6-NX) \Red{rats that also considers adaptations in GFR and tubular growth}. Model simulations \Red{of an acute K+ load} indicate that elevated expression levels and activities of Na+/K+-ATPase, epithelial sodium channels (ENaC), large conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels (BK), and renal outer medullary K+ channels (ROMK), together with downregulation of sodium-chloride cotransporters (NCC), increase K+ secretion along the connecting tubule, resulting in a > 6-fold increase in urinary K+ excretion in \Red{sham rats}, which substantially exceeds the filtered K+ load...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Lauren Grace Douma, Meaghan Rayann Holzworth, Kristen Solocinski, Sarah Howland Masten, Amber Holly Miller, Kit-Yan Cheng, I Jeanette Lynch, Brian D Cain, Charles S Wingo, Michelle L Gumz
Many physiological functions have a circadian rhythm, including blood pressure (BP). BP is highest during the active phase whereas during the rest period BP dips 10%-20%. Patients that do not experience this dip at night are termed "non-dippers." Non-dipping hypertension is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms underlying non-dipping hypertension are not understood. Without the circadian clock gene Per1, C57BL/6J mice develop non-dipping hypertension on a high-salt diet plus mineralocorticoid treatment (HS/DOCP)...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Corinne S Wilson, Alexander A Mongin
It is well known that the electrical signaling in neuronal networks is modulated by chloride (Cl-) fluxes via the inhibitory GABAA and glycine receptors. Here, we discuss the putative contribution of Cl- fluxes and intracellular Cl- to other forms of information transfer in the CNS, namely the bidirectional communication between neurons and astrocytes. The manuscript (i) summarizes the generic functions of Cl- in cellular physiology, (ii) recaps molecular identities and properties of Cl- transporters and channels in neurons and astrocytes, and (iii) analyzes emerging studies implicating Cl- in the modulation of neuroglial communication...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Naohiro Nomura, Wakana Shoda, Yuanlong Wang, Shintaro Mandai, Taisuke Furusho, Daiei Takahashi, Moko Zeniya, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
The sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) has been identified as a key molecule regulating potassium balance. The mechanisms of NCC regulation during low extracellular potassium concentrations have been studied in vitro. These studies have shown that hyperpolarization increased chloride efflux, leading to the activation of chloride-sensitive WNK kinases and their downstream molecules, including STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) and NCC. However, this mechanism was not studied in vivo Previously, we developed the barttin hypomorphic mouse ( Bsndneo/neo mice), expressing very low levels of barttin and ClC-K channels, because barttin is an essential ß-subunit of ClC-K...
January 11, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Ming-Xiao Wang, Catherina A Cuevas, Xiao-Tong Su, Peng Wu, Zhong-Xiuzi Gao, Dao-Hong Lin, James A McCormick, Chao-Ling Yang, Wen-Hui Wang, David H Ellison
Kir4.1 in the distal convoluted tubule plays a key role in sensing plasma potassium and in modulating the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC). Here we tested whether dietary potassium intake modulates Kir4.1 and whether this is essential for mediating the effect of potassium diet on NCC. High potassium intake inhibited the basolateral 40 pS potassium channel (a Kir4.1/5.1 heterotetramer) in the distal convoluted tubule, decreased basolateral potassium conductance, and depolarized the distal convoluted tubule membrane in Kcnj10flox/flox mice, herein referred to as control mice...
January 6, 2018: Kidney International
Jeannine Witte, Josephine Lampe, Anna Koenen, Ines Urbaneck, Antje Steinbach, Rainer Rettig, Olaf Grisk
OBJECTIVE: Antiangiogenic receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (RTKI) induce arterial hypertension which may limit their use. Renal fractional sodium excretion (FENa) is reduced in early RTKI-induced hypertension, whereas fractional lithium excretion is unaltered. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that activated distal tubule and collecting duct sodium reabsorption contributes to RTKI-induced hypertension. METHODS: Amiloride-sensitive and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)-sensitive fractional sodium reabsorption (FRNa) and renal epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) as well as sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) abundances were determined in sunitinib-treated and control rats...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
Chaobin Qin, Liping Yang, Wenjia Zheng, Xiao Yan, Ronghua Lu, Dizhi Xie, Guoxing Nie
The co-transport of sodium and glucose is the first step for intestinal glucose absorption. Dietary glucose and sodium chloride (NaCl) may facilitate this physiological process in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). To test this hypothesis, we first investigated the feeding rhythm of intestinal glucose absorption. Carps were fed to satiety once a day (09:00 a.m.) for 1 month. Intestinal samples were collected at 01:00, 05:00, 09:00, 13:00, 17:00 and 21:00. Result showed that food intake greatly enhanced sodium/glucose cotransporter 1 (SGLT1) and glucose transporter type 2 (GLUT2) expressions, and improved glucose absorption, with highest levels at 09:00 a...
December 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Meng-Chang Ko, Ming-Chung Lee, Tso-Hao Tang, Tamara G Amstislavskaya, Maria A Tikhonova, Yi-Ling Yang, Kwok-Tung Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Administration of bumetanide has anxiolytic effects in rat models of conditioned fear. As a loop diuretic, bumetanide may act as an anxiolytic by modulating GABAergic synaptic transmission through the antagonism of cation-chloride cotransporters (CCCs). Its clinical potential for the treatment of anxiety disorders deserves further investigation. In this study, we evaluated the possible role of the basolateral nucleus of amygdala (BLA) in the anxiolytic effect of bumetanide...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
Christopher E Vaaga, Kimberly E Miller, Ágnes L Bodor, David J Perkel
Songbirds learn to produce vocalizations early in life by listening to, then copying the songs of conspecific males. The anterior forebrain pathway, homologous to a basal ganglia-forebrain circuit, is essential for song learning. The projection between the striato-pallidal structure, Area X, and the medial portion of the dorsolateral thalamic nucleus (DLM) is strongly hyperpolarizing in adults, due to a very negative chloride reversal potential (Person & Perkel, Neuron 46:129-140, 2005). The chloride reversal potential is determined, in part, by the expression level of a neuron-specific potassium-chloride cotransporter, KCC2, which is developmentally upregulated in mammals...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
Yuichi Uwai, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Tomohiro Nabekura
We previously reported the contribution of sodium-phosphate cotransporter to the tubular reabsorption of lithium in rats. In the present study, the dose dependency of the renal handling of lithium was examined in rats. When lithium chloride at 1.25 mg/kg, 2.5 mg/kg and 25 mg/kg was intravenously injected as a bolus, the areas under the plasma concentration-time curve of lithium until 60 minutes were calculated to be 6.23 mEq·min/l, 8.77 mEq·min/l and 64.6 mEq·min/l, respectively. The renal clearance of lithium and its fractional excretion increased with increments in the dose administered...
February 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
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