Celso Caruso-Neves

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Renal proximal tubule cells have a remarkable ability to reabsorb large quantities of albumin through megalin-mediated endocytosis. This is an essential process for overall body homeostasis. Overstressing this endocytic system with a prolonged excess of albumin is injurious to proximal tubule cells. How these cells function and protect themselves from(More)
This paper studies the modulation by bradykinin of the ouabain-insensitive Na+-ATPase activity in both renal cortex homogenate and basolateral membrane from proximal tubule. The increase in bradykinin concentration from 10-14 to 10-10 M stimulated the ouabain-insensitive Na+-ATPase activity in cortex homogenates about 2.2-fold, but inhibited the enzyme(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)
The cell volume regulation of the lower segment cells of the Malpighian tubule of Rhodnius neglectus in anisosmotic media was evaluated by using videooptic techniques. When the medium osmolality was increased with addition of 100 mm mannitol the cells shrank to a minimum of 16.84±2.62% and subsequently swelled towards their initial volume undergoing a(More)
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)
In the present paper, the modulation of the basolateral membrane (BLM) Na+ -ATPase activity of inner cortex from pig kidney by angiotensin II (Ang II) and angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) was evaluated. Ang II and Ang-(1-7) inhibit the Na+ -ATPase activity in a dose-dependent manner (from 10(-11) to 10(-5) M), with maximal effect obtained at 10(-7) M for both(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)
The kidney-proximal tubules are involved in reabsorbing two-thirds of the glomerular ultrafiltrate, a key Ca(2+)-modulated process that is essential for maintaining homeostasis in body fluid compartments. The basolateral membranes of these cells have a Ca(2+)-ATPase, which is thought to be responsible for the fine regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) levels.(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disease that results in right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. While pulmonary vascular disease is the primary pathological focus, RV hypertrophy and RV dysfunction are the major determinants of prognosis in PAH. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of(More)
In previous papers we showed that Ang II increases the proximal tubule Na+-ATPase activity through AT1/PKC pathway [L.B. Rangel, C. Caruso-Neves, L.S. Lara, A.G. Lopes, Angiotensin II stimulates renal proximal tubule Na+-ATPase activity through the activation of protein kinase C. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1564 (2002) 310-316, L.B.A. Rangel, A.G. Lopes, L.S.(More)