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Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi = Chinese journal of pathology

[Effects of aldose reductase on the expression of fibronectin and collagen IV in cultured rat renal mesangial cells].


PMID 15938830

Abstract

To study the effect of aldose reductase (AR) on expression of fibronectin and collagen IV in cultured rat renal mesangial cells (MsC). AR expression plasmid vector (pCDNA3-AR) was constructed by restriction endonuclease digestion and ligation procedures. Stable expression of AR in MsC was established by Lipofectin transfection. Western blot and immunofluorescence analyses were performed to verify the transfection efficiency. Expression of fibronectin and collagen IV proteins were analyzed using Western blot. Expression of fibronectin and collagen IV in naive MsC treated with TGF-beta1 was upregulated in comparison to that of the untreated naive MsC (P < 0.01). MsC transfected with pCDNA3-AR showed a remarkable increase of expression of fibronectin and collagen IV (P < 0.01). Aldose reductase inhibitors (Sorbinil and Zopolrestat) significantly inhibited the expression of fibronectin and collagen IV in naive MsC (P < 0.05). Overexpression or inhibition of AR activity significantly alters the expression of fibronectin and collagen IV proteins in cultured rat MsC, suggesting that AR plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclersis.

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