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Clinical and experimental data show an increase in sodium reabsorption on the proximal tubule (PT) in essential hypertension. It is well known that there is a link between essential hypertension and renal angiotensin II (Ang II). The present study was designed to examine ouabain-insensitive Na(+)-ATPase activity and its regulation by Ang II in spontaneously(More)
The regulation of the furosemide-sensitive Na+-ATPase activity and ouabain-sensitive (Na+ + K+)ATPase activities from proximal tubules by adenosine was investigated. When the concentration of adenosine was increased the furosemide-sensitive ATPase activity decreased with maximal inhibition at 10(-8) M (56% of inhibition). However, the (Na+ + K+)ATPase(More)
The present study aimed to identify the presence of protein kinase C-like (PKC-like) in Leishmania amazonensis and to elucidate its possible role in the modulation of the (Na(+)+K(+))ATPase activity. Immunoblotting experiments using antibody against a consensus sequence (Ac 543-549) of rabbit protein kinase C (PKC) revealed the presence of a protein kinase(More)
We show that MDCK I cells express, besides the classical (Na(+)+K(+))ATPase, a Na(+)-stimulated ATPase activity with the following characteristics: (1) K(0.5) for Na(+) 7.5+/-1.5 mM and V(max) 23.12+/-1.1 nmol Pi/mg per min; (2) insensitive to 1 mM ouabain and 30 mM KCl; and (3) inhibited by furosemide and vanadate (IC(50) 42.1+/-8.0 and 4.3+/-0.3 microM,(More)
Our aim was to determine the presence of sodium pumps in Entamoeba histolytica. It is shown through the measurement of ouabain-sensitive ATPase activity and immunoblotting that E. histolytica does not express (Na(+)+K(+))ATPase. On the other hand, we observed a Na(+)-ATPase with the following characteristics: (1) stimulated by Na(+) or K(+), but these(More)
myo-inositol is a growth factor for mammalian cells as well as for the pathogenic protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi. Most of the cell surface molecules in this organism rely on myo-inositol as the biosynthetic precursor for phosphoinositides and glycosylated phosphatidylinositols. The aim of this work was to investigate the process of myo-inositol translocation(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays an important role in the regulation of the T-cell response during inflammation. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying the regulation of lymphocytes under physiologic conditions have not yet been studied. Here, we tested the influence of Ang II on T-cell migration using T cells from BALB/c mice. The results obtained in(More)
Rhythmic changes in activity following a circadian schedule have been described for several enzymes. The possibility of circadian changes in Na,K-ATPase activity was studied in homogenates of rat kidney cortex cells. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were kept on a schedule of 12h light (06:00-18:00 h) and 12 h darkness (18:00-06:00 h) for 2 weeks. At the end of the(More)
In recent decades, evidence has confirmed the crucial role of albumin in the progression of renal disease. However, the possible role of signaling pathways triggered by physiologic concentrations of albumin in the modulation of proximal tubule (PT) sodium reabsorption has not been considered. In the present work, we have shown that a physiologic(More)
The renal renin-angiotensin system plays a central role in the development of hypertension. The aim of this work was to verify the expression of angiotensin II receptors AT(1)R and AT(2)R in the microsomal fraction of renal cortex and correlate this with the development of hypertension and renal damage in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) using(More)