Malgorzata Kasztan

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BACKGROUND Kidney noradrenergic innervation regulates tubular function. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-a co-transmitter of norepinephrine-acts on purinoceptors, including ion channel receptor, P2X. P2X receptor agonists, α,β-methylene ATP (α,β-meATP) and β,γ-methylene ATP (β,γ-meATP), induce natriuresis. Regarding the functional co-localization of(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the kidney has been under study for many years; however, the complex mechanisms by which endothelin controls the physiology/pathophysiology of this organ are not fully resolved. This review aims to summarize recent findings in the field, especially regarding glomerular and tubular damage, Na/water(More)
Alterations in extracellular fluid volume regulation and sodium balance may result in the development and maintenance of salt-dependent hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Numerous pathways contribute to the regulation of sodium excretion and blood pressure, including endothelin and purinergic signaling. Increasing evidence(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated nephropathy is a major source of morbidity and mortality in patients because of the lack of efficacious treatments targeting renal manifestations of the disease. Here, we describe a long-term treatment strategy with the selective endothelin-A receptor (ETA) antagonist, ambrisentan, designed to interfere with the(More)
Renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) and purinergic signaling systems regulate Na(+) reabsorption in the renal medulla. A link between the renal ET-1 and purinergic systems was demonstrated in vitro, however, the in vivo interaction between these systems has not been defined. To test whether renal medullary activation of purinergic (P2) receptors promotes ET-dependent(More)
Hypertension is a prevalent pathology that increases risk for numerous cardiovascular diseases. Because the etiology of hypertension varies across patients, specific and effective therapeutic approaches are needed. The role of renal sympathetic nerves is established in numerous forms of hypertension, but their contribution to salt sensitivity and(More)
We recently reported that natriuresis produced by renal medullary salt loading is dependent on endothelin (ET)-1 and purinergic (P2) receptors in male rats. Because sex differences in ET-1 and P2 signaling have been reported, we decided to test whether ovarian sex hormones regulate renal medullary ET-1 and P2-dependent natriuresis. The effect of medullary(More)
Dyssynchrony of circadian rhythms are associated with various disorders, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The cell autonomous molecular clock maintains circadian control, however, environmental factors that may cause circadian dyssynchrony either within or between organ systems are poorly understood. Our lab recently reported that the(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic hematologic disorder that is characterized by a variety of potentially life threatening acute and chronic complications. Currently, hydroxyurea is the only clinically approved pharmacological therapy for the treatment of SCD, and the continued prevalence of severe disease complications underscores the desperate need(More)
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