Gabriella Duarte Queiroz-Leite

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Fructose causes a sodium-sensitive hypertension and acutely reduces the urinary Na+ excretion, suggesting that it may regulate the activity of renal tubular sodium transporters. NHE3 is highly expressed in proximal tubule (PT), along with proteins that mediate fructose transport and metabolism. The present work was outlined to investigate(More)
The main transport mechanism of reabsorption of sodium bicarbonate and fluid in the renal proximal tubules involves Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 3 (NHE3), which is acutely and chronically downregulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH). Although PTH is known to exert an inhibitory effect on NHE3 expression and transcription, the molecular mechanisms involved remain(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) exerts an acute bimodal effect on proximal tubule NHE3: while low doses stimulate the exchanger, high doses inhibit it. In the present study, we have investigated the chronic effects of Ang II on NHE3 expression and transcriptional regulation. Treatment of a tubular epithelial cell line, OKP, with Ang II 10(-11)M significantly(More)
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