Prerna Kumar

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The objective of the present study was to delineate the mechanisms of GC-A/natriuretic peptide receptor-A (GC-A/NPRA) gene (Npr1) expression in vivo. We used all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, sodium butyrate (NaBu) to examine the expression and function of Npr1 using gene-disrupted heterozygous (1-copy; +/-), wild-type(More)
Guanylyl cyclase/natriuretic peptide receptor-A (GC-A/NPRA) plays a critical role in the regulation of blood pressure and fluid volume homeostasis. Mice lacking functional Npr1 (coding for GC-A/NPRA) exhibit hypertension and congestive heart failure. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely less clear. The objective of the present study was to(More)
Activation of natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPRA) produces the second messenger cGMP, which plays a pivotal role in maintaining blood pressure and cardiovascular homeostasis. In the present study, we have examined the role of trans-acting factor Ets-1 in transcriptional regulation of Npr1 gene (coding for NPRA). Using deletional analysis of the Npr1(More)
The objective of the present study was to delineate the mechanisms of GC-A/natriuretic peptide receptor-A (GC-A/ NPRA) gene (Npr1) expression in vivo. We used all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, sodium butyrate (NaBu) to examine the expression and function of Npr1 using gene-disrupted heterozygous (1-copy; 1/2),(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the role of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) in transcriptional regulation and function of the guanylyl cyclase A/natriuretic peptide receptor A gene (Npr1) and whether cross-talk exists between these two hormonal systems in target cells. After treatment of primary cultured rat thoracic aortic vascular(More)
The objective of the present study was to gain insight into the cooperative roles of Ets-1 and p300 in transcriptional regulation and expression of the Npr1 gene (coding for guanylyl cyclase-A/natriuretic peptide receptor-A). Overexpression of Ets-1 and p300 in mouse mesangial cells increased Npr1 promoter activity by 12-fold, natriuretic peptide receptor-A(More)
The objective of the present study was to examine the genetically determined differences in the natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPRA) gene (Npr1) copies affecting the expression of cardiac hypertrophic markers, proinflammatory mediators, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in a gene-dose-dependent manner. We determined whether stimulation of Npr1 by(More)
Cardiac hormones atrial and brain natriuretic peptides activate guanylyl cyclase/natriuretic peptide receptor-A (GC-A/NPRA), which plays a critical role in reduction of blood pressure and blood volume. Currently, the mechanisms responsible for regulating the Npr1 gene (coding for GC-A/NPRA) transcription are not well understood. The present study was(More)
The objective of the present study was to gain insight into the cooperative roles of Ets-1 and p300 in transcriptional regulation and expression of the Npr1 gene (coding for guanylyl cyclase-A/natriuretic peptide receptor-A). Overexpression of Ets-1 and p300 in mouse mesangial cells increased Npr1 promoter activity by 12-fold, natriuretic peptide receptor-A(More)