Nargis Bolaky

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A deeper understanding of aquaporins (AQPs) expression and transcriptional regulation will provide useful information for liver pathophysiology. We established a complete AQPs mRNA expression profile in human and mouse liver, as well as protein localization of expressed AQPs. Additionally, the modulation of AQPs mRNA levels in response to various agents was(More)
Osmotic changes occur in many tissues and profoundly influence cell function. Herein, we investigated the effect of hyperosmotic stress on retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells using a microarray approach. Upon 4-h exposure to 100 mM NaCl or 200 mM sucrose, 79 genes were downregulated and 72 upregulated. Three gene ontology categories were significantly(More)
PURPOSE Blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown and retinal edema are major complications of autoimmune uveitis and could be related to deregulation of aquaporin (AQP) expression. We have therefore evaluated the expression of AQP1 and AQP4 on BRB cells during experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) in mice. METHODS C57Bl6 mice were immunized with(More)
The regulation of water movement is of utmost importance for normal retinal function. Under physiological conditions, water is transported, dependent on the osmotic gradient, through the retinal pigment epithelial cell layer from the subretinal space to the choroid. The osmotic gradient has been found to be modified in eye diseases, thus leading to water(More)
Second generation n3-PUFA-depleted rats represent a good animal model of metabolic syndrome as they display several features of the disease such as liver steatosis, visceral obesity and insulin resistance. The goal of our study was to investigate the influence of n3-PUFA deficiency on hepatic glycerol metabolism. Aquaglyceroporin 9 (AQP9) allows hepatic(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP) belongs to the secretin/glucagon/vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) family. Its action can be mediated by three different receptor subtypes: PAC1, which has exclusive affinity for PACAP, and VPAC1 and VPAC2 which have equal affinity for PACAP and VIP. We showed that all three receptors are expressed in(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to investigate the modifications of aquaporin (AQP) expression in ARPE-19 cells in response to fenretinide-induced transdifferentiation into neuronal-like cells METHODS ARPE-19 cells were treated daily for 7 days with 3 μm fenretinide or dimethyl sulphoxide as control. mRNA and protein expression were evaluated by(More)
PURPOSE Macular edema, a frequently encountered complication of diabetic retinopathy (DR), results from alterations of the blood retinal barrier (BRB) and leads to modifications of the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) functions. Osmolar changes of the surrounding medium could be responsible for modifications of the RPE functions leading to disturbance of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a link exists between inflammation and aquaporin-5 distribution in submandibular glands from three animal models for Sjögren's syndrome: IQI/JIC, r1ΔT/r2n and non-obese diabetic mice. METHODS Mice of different ages were used. Inflammatory infiltrates were quantified using the focus score. Acinar aquaporin-5 subcellular(More)
In an obese state, Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) upregulates proinflammatory adipokines secretion including monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) in adipose tissue. In contrast, G-protein coupled receptor 120 (GPR120) mediates antiobesity effects. The aim of this study was to determine the signaling pathway by which Forskolin (FK), a cyclic adenosine(More)