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Hyperglycemia induced down-regulation of renal P-glycoprotein expression.


Eur J Pharmacol. 2012 Jun 18;


Authors: Yeh SY, Pan HJ, Lin CC, Kao YH, Chen YH, Lin CJ


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the regulation of P-glycoprotein expression in the kidney under diabetic condition. Renal P-glycoprotein expression was examined in inbred mice with type 1 or type 2 diabetes by Western blotting. The underlying mechanisms of P-glycoprotein regulation were examined in Madin-Darby canine kidney type II (MDCK-II) cells by Western blotting or qRT-PCR. (3)H-digoxin uptake was measured for P-glycoprotein activity in cells under various treatments. The results showed that P-glycoprotein expression was lower in kidneys of diabetic mice than in controls. In MDCK-II cells, treatments with insulin or IL-6 did not cause any change in P-glycoprotein expression, whereas TNF-α tended to increase P-glycoprotein expression at a concentration of 1ng/ml. On the other hand, P-glycoprotein expression was reduced under high glucose conditions (450mg/dl), while superoxide production was increased, and the reduction in P-glycoprotein expression was abolished by N-acetylcysteine (an antioxidant) and staurosporine (a nonselective PKC inhibitor). Treatment with oxidizing agents (H(2)O(2), BSO) or PMA (a PKC activator) reduced P-glycoprotein expression. Antioxidant (N-acetylcysteine or glutathione) co-treatment abolished the H(2)O(2)-induced and BSO-induced reduction in P-glycoprotein expression, whereas it did not prevent the effect of PMA. The PMA-induced P-glycoprotein down-regulation was prevented by co-treatment of LY333531 (a PKC-β inhibitor). (3)H-digoxin levels were higher in MDCK-II cells with high glucose, PMA or H(2)O(2) treatments. In conclusion, P-glycoprotein expression is lower in kidneys of diabetic mice and in MDCK-II cells under high glucose conditions. Hyperglycemia induced reactive oxygen species and activated PKC in MDCK-II cells, leading to the decrease in P-glycoprotein expression.

PMID: 22721613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]