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Title: Renin-angiotensin system may trigger kidney damage in NOD mice
Authors: Colucci, Juliana Almada [UNIFESP]
Arita, Danielle Yuri [UNIFESP]
Cunha, Tatiana Sousa [UNIFESP]
Di Marco, Giovana Seno
Vio, Carlos P.
Pacheco-Silva, Alvaro [UNIFESP]
Casarini, Dulce Elena [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Clin Muenster
Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile
Keywords: ACE
NOD mouse
diabetic nephropathy
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2011
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Citation: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System. London: Sage Publications Ltd, v. 12, n. 1, p. 15-22, 2011.
Abstract: Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes and one of the main causes of end-stage renal disease. A possible causal link between renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and diabetes is widely recognized but the mechanisms by which the RAAS may lead to this complication remains unclear. the aim of this study was to evaluate angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) activity and expression in numerous tissues, especially kidney, of non-obese diabetic mouse. Kidney, lung, pancreas, heart, liver and adrenal tissues from diabetic and control female NOD mice were homogenized for measurement of ACE activity, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting for ACE and ACE2, immunohistochemistry for ACE and angiotensins I, II and 1-7 and bradykinin quantification. ACE activity was higher in kidney, lung and adrenal tissue of diabetic mice compared with control mice. in pancreas, activity was decreased in the diabetic group. Western blotting analysis indicated that both groups presented ACE isoforms with molecular weights of 142 and 69 kDa and a decrease in ACE2 protein expression. Angiotensin concentrations were not altered within groups, although bradykinin levels were higher in diabetic mice. the immunohistochemical study in kidney showed an increase in tubular ACE expression. Our results show that the RAAS is affected by diabetes and the elevated ACE/ACE2 ratio may contribute to renal damage.
ISSN: 1470-3203
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