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Kwon, H. Moo
Inflammation and Kidney Disorder Lab
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  • TonEBP, Obesity, Cancer, Chronic inflammatory diseases, Brain disorder, Kidney disorders, Genomic instability

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Maturation of TonEBP expression in developing rat kidney

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Title
Maturation of TonEBP expression in developing rat kidney
Author
Han, KHWoo, SKKim, WYPark, SHCha, JHKim, JKwon, H. Moo
Keywords
urine concentration; sodium-myo-inositol cotransporter
Issue Date
200411
Publisher
AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC
Citation
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, v.287, no.5, pp.F878 - F885
Abstract
Tonicity-responsive enhancer binding protein (TonEBP) is a transcriptional activator of the Rel family. In the renal medulla, TonEBP stimulates genes encoding proteins involved in cellular accumulation of organic osmolytes, the vasopressin-regulated urea transporters (UT-A), and heat shock protein 70. To understand the role of TonEBP in the development of urinary concentrating ability, TonEBP expression during rat kidney development was investigated. In embryonic kidneys, TonEBP immunoreactivity was detected 16 days postcoitus in the cytoplasm of the endothelial cells surrounding the medullary collecting ducts (MCD). By 20 days, TonEBP was detected in most tubular profiles in the medulla, including the loop of Henle and MCD, and interstitial cells. The intensity of TonEBP immunoreactivity was much higher in the vasa recta than the tubules. In addition, immunoreactivity was localized predominantly to the cytoplasm. On postnatal day 1, two major changes were observed. TonEBP immunoreactivity shifted to the nucleus, and the intensity of TonEBP immunoreactivity of the tubules increased dramatically. These changes were associated with an increase in TonEBP and sodium-myo-inositol cotransporter mRNA abundance. Thereafter, TonEBP expression in tubular profiles increased moderately. The adult pattern of TonEBP expression was established at postnatal day 21 coincident with full maturation of the renal medulla. Thus expression of TonEBP in developing kidneys occurred predominantly in the medulla and preceded expression of its target genes, including UT-A. These data suggest that TonEBP contributes to the development of urine-concentrating ability.
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DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00047.2004
ISSN
1931-857X
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