Aldosterone modifies hemostasis via upregulation of the protein-C receptor in human vascular endothelium.

Abstract

In human bone marrow endothelial cell (HBMEC) exposed for 8 h to aldosterone, the microarray screening revealed an upregulation of the mRNAs for six genes and downregulation of mRNAs for four genes, all implicated in hemostasis. In HBMEC, immunocytochemistry revealed the presence of the membrane-bound endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) whereas the mineralocorticoid receptor (MCR) was present as a nucleo-cytoplasmic. In HBMEC treated with aldosterone the induction of EPCR protein was evident by both FACS analysis and dot blot procedure. When aldosterone-treated HBMEC were incubated with the activated protein C (APC), the partial thromboplastin clotting time (aPTT) increased 2.5-fold over control, from 10 to 25 s. The MCR antagonists aldactone and eplerenone reduced the basal coagulation time in untreated cells to 33.5% and 42% of the control, respectively. These data add an entirely new dimension to delineating the receptor-mediated action of mineralocorticoid hormones.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.05.185

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@article{Ducros2008AldosteroneMH, title={Aldosterone modifies hemostasis via upregulation of the protein-C receptor in human vascular endothelium.}, author={Elodie Ducros and Alexandre Berthaut and Shah Sultan Mirshahi and Anne Marie Faussat and Jeannette Soria and Manjul K. Agarwal and Massoud Mirshahi}, journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications}, year={2008}, volume={373 2}, pages={192-6} }