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XB-ART-21501
Am J Physiol 1994 Mar 01;2663 Pt 2:F506-11. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.1994.266.3.F506.
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Arginine vasopressin and forskolin regulate apical cell surface expression of epithelial Na+ channels in A6 cells.

Kleyman TR , Ernst SA , Coupaye-Gerard B .


Abstract
Both arginine vasopressin (AVP) and forskolin regulate vectorial Na+ transport across high-resistance epithelia by increasing the Na+ conductance of the apical membrane mediated by amiloride-sensitive Na+ channels. Pretreatment of A6 cells with brefeldin A partially inhibited the increase in Na+ transport in response to forskolin, suggesting recruitment of Na+ channels from an intracellular pool. The activation of Cl- secretion was not affected. Apical cell surface expression of Na+ channels was examined following activation of transepithelial Na+ transport across the epithelial cell line A6 by AVP or forskolin. Apical cell surface radioiodinated Na+ channels were immunoprecipitated to quantify the biochemical pool of Na+ channels at the apical plasma membrane and to determine whether an increment in the biochemical pool of Na+ channels expressed at the apical cell surface is a potential mechanism by which AVP and forskolin increase apical membrane Na+ conductance. The activation of Na+ transport across A6 cells by AVP was accompanied by a significant increase in the biochemical pool of Na+ channels at the apical plasma membrane within 5 min after addition of hormone, which was sustained for at least 30 min. The increase in apical cell surface expression of Na+ channels was also observed 30 min after application of forskolin. No changes in the oligomeric subunit composition of the channel were noted. Brefeldin A inhibited the forskolin-stimulated increase in apical cell surface expression of Na+ channels. These results suggest that AVP and forskolin regulate Na+ transport, in part, via rapid recruitment of Na+ channels to the cell surface, perhaps from a pool of channels in the subapical cytoplasm.

PubMed ID: 8160801
Article link: Am J Physiol
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Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: avp