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Lötscher, M; Kaissling, B; Biber, J; Murer, H; Levi, M (1997). Role of microtubules in the rapid regulation of renal phosphate transport in response to acute alterations in dietary phosphate content. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 99(6):1302-1312.
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Renal proximal tubular response to acute administration of a low Pi diet is characterized by a rapid adaptive increase in apical brush border membrane (BBM) Na-Pi cotransport activity and Na-Pi cotransporter protein abundance, independent of a change in Na-Pi cotransporter mRNA levels (Levi, M., M. Lötscher, V. Sorribas, M. Custer, M. Arar, B. Kaissling, H. Murer, and J. Biber. 1994. Am. J. Physiol. 267: F900-F908). The purposes of the present study were to determine if the acute adaptive response occurs independent of de novo protein synthesis, and if microtubules play a role in the rapid upregulation of the Na-Pi cotransporters at the apical BBM. We found that inhibition of transcription by actinomycin D and translation by cycloheximide did not prevent the rapid adaptive response. In addition, in spite of a 3.3-fold increase in apical BBM Na-Pi cotransporter protein abundance, there was no change in cortical homogenate Na-Pi cotransporter protein abundance. Pretreatment with colchicine, which resulted in almost complete disruption of the microtubular network, abolished the adaptive increases in BBM Na-Pi cotransport activity and Na-Pi cotransporter protein abundance. In contrast, colchicine had no effect on the rapid downregulation of Na-Pi cotransport in response to acute administration of a high Pi diet. We conclude that the rapid adaptive increase in renal proximal tubular apical BBM Na-Pi cotransport activity and Na-Pi cotransporter abundance is independent of de novo protein synthesis, and is mediated by microtubule-dependent translocation of presynthesized Na-Pi cotransporter protein to the apical BBM.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Date:||15 March 1997|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:22|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 23:02|
|Publisher:||American Society for Clinical Investigation|
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