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Effects of thyromimetic drugs on aldosterone-dependent sodium transport in the toad bladder.
The Journal of membrane biology
Publication types: Comparative Study ; In Vitro ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Aldosterone increases transepithelial Na+ transport in the urinary bladder of Bufo marinus. The response is characterized by 3 distinct phases: 1) a lag period of about 60 min, ii) an initial phase (early response) of about 2 hr during which Na+ transport increases rapidly and transepithelial electrical resistance falls, and iii) a late phase (late response) of about 4 to 6 hr during which Na+ transport still increases significantly but with very little change in resistance. Triiodothyronine (T3, 6 nM) added either 2 or 18 hr before aldosterone selectively antagonizes the late response. T3 per se (up to 6 nM) has no effect on base-line Na+ transport. The antagonist activity of T3 is only apparent after a latent period of about 6 to 8 hr. It is not rapidly reversible after a 4-hr washout of the hormone. The effects appear to be selective for thyromimetic drugs since reverse T3 (rT3) is inactive and isopropyldiiodothyronine (isoT2) is more active than T3. The relative activity of these analogs corresponds to their relative affinity for T3 nuclear binding sites which we have previously described. Our data suggest that T3 might control the expression of aldosterone by regulating gene expression, e.g. by the induction of specific proteins, which in turn will inhibit the late mineralocorticoid response, without interaction with the early response.
Aldosterone, Animals, Biological Transport, Active, Bufo marinus, Electrophysiology, Epithelium, Female, Kinetics, Male, Sodium, Thyroid Hormones, Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, Urinary Bladder
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