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American journal of physiology. Renal physiology

Role for reactive oxygen species in flow-stimulated inner medullary collecting duct endothelin-1 production.


PMID 28515175

Abstract

Inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)-derived endothelin-1 (ET-1) is stimulated by volume expansion, in part through augmented luminal flow, whereupon it can elicit natriuresis and diuresis. Since flow can alter nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), both of which can affect collecting duct salt transport, we asked whether NO and/or ROS mediate flow-stimulated IMCD ET-1. Mouse IMCD3 cells were exposed to flow, and ET-1/GAPDH mRNA was assessed. A shear stress of 10 dyn/cm