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Calcitonin and vasopressin affect epithelial properties in a renal cell line

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Published in Journal of Cellular Physiology. 1986, vol. 128, no. 1, p. 71-75
Abstract We have used a stable clonal variant (D + Sc), isolated from the LLC-PK1 pig kidney-derived cell line and selected for its extensive capacity to form domes, in order to study the hormonal modulation of epithelial permeability in culture. Calcitonin, vasopressin, and other agents that raise intracellular adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate levels caused a rapid and dramatic decrease in the size and number of domes. This effect was independent of RNA and protein synthesis, and thus appeared unrelated to the production of urokinase, a proteinase synthesized by the cells in response to these agents. Calcitonin caused a decrease in transepithelial electrical resistance, suggesting that the effect of the hormone on domes was due to an increase in the permeability of a paracellular pathway. Thus, in addition to the wellknown effects of vasopressin on collecting duct permeability, part of the in vivo effect(s) of calcitonin and vasopressin on the renal tubule might also involve alterations of epithelial permeability related to those described here.
Keywords AnimalsCalcitonin/ pharmacologyCell Adhesion/ drug effectsCell LineCell SurvivalCyclic AMP/metabolismElectric ConductivityEpithelium/drug effectsKidney/ cytologyKineticsSwineVasopressins/ pharmacology
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WOHLWEND, Annelise Isabelle et al. Calcitonin and vasopressin affect epithelial properties in a renal cell line. In: Journal of Cellular Physiology, 1986, vol. 128, n° 1, p. 71-75. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9279

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