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Expression and immunolocalization of metallothioneins MT1, MT2 and MT3 in rat nephron.


Sabolić, Ivan; Škarica, Mario; Ljubojević, Marija; Breljak, Davorka; Herak-Kramberger, Carol M.; Crljen, Vladiana; Ljubešić, Nikola
Expression and immunolocalization of metallothioneins MT1, MT2 and MT3 in rat nephron. // Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 46 (2018), 62-75 doi:10.1016/j.jtemb.2017.11.011 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Expression and immunolocalization of metallothioneins MT1, MT2 and MT3 in rat nephron.
(Expression and immunolocalization of metallothioneins MT1, MT2 and MT3 in rat nephron)

Autori
Sabolić, Ivan ; Škarica, Mario ; Ljubojević, Marija ; Breljak, Davorka ; Herak-Kramberger, Carol M. ; Crljen, Vladiana ; Ljubešić, Nikola

Izvornik
Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (0946-672X) 46 (2018); 62-75

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Immunocytochemistry ; Proximal tubule ; Rat kidney ; Transmission electron microscopy ; Western blotting ; mRNA expression

Sažetak
Rodent kidneys exhibit three isoforms of metallothioneins (MTs), MT1, MT2 and MT3, with poorly characterized localization along the nephron. Here we studied in adult male Wistar rats the renal expression of MTs mRNA by end- point RT-PCR and MT proteins by immunochemical methods The expression pattern of MT1 mRNA was cortex (CO)>outer stripe (OS)=inner stripe (IS)=inner medulla (IM), of MT2 mRNA was IM>CO>IS=OS, and of MT3 mRNA was IM>CO=OS=IM. MT1/2-antibody stained with heterogeneous intensity the cell cytoplasm and nuclei in proximal tubule (PT) and thin ascending limb, whereas MT3-antibody stained weakly the cell cytoplasm in various cortical tubules and strongly the nuclei in all nephron segments. However, the isolated nuclei exhibited an absence of MT1/2 and presence of MT3 protein. In MT1/2-positive PT cells, the intracellular staining appeared diffuse or bipolar, but the isolated brush-border, basolateral and endosomal membranes were devoid of MT1/2 proteins. In the lumen of some PT profiles, the heterogeneously sized MT1/2-rich vesicles were observed, with the limiting membrane positive for NHE3, but negative for V-ATPase, CAIV, and megalin, whereas their interior was positive for CAII and negative for cytoskeleton. They seem to be pinched off from the luminal membrane of MT1/2-rich cells, as also indicated by transmission electron microscopy. We conclude that in male rats, MTs are heterogeneously abundant in the cell cytoplasm and/or nuclei along the nephron. The MT1/2-rich vesicles in the tubule lumen may represent a source of urine MT and membranous material, whereas MT3 in nuclei may handle zink and locally-produced reactive oxygen species.

Izvorni jezik
Hrvatski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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