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In vivo nuclear translocation of mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors in rat kidney: differential effect of corticosteroids along the distal tubule

Ackermann, Daniel ; Gresko, Nikolay ; Carrel, Monique ; Loffing-Cueni, Dominique ; Habermehl, Daniel ; Gomez-Sanchez, Celso ; Rossier, Bernard C. ; Loffing, Johannes

In: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 2011, vol. 299, no. 6, p. F1473-F1485

Aldosterone and corticosterone bind to mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid receptors (GR), which, upon ligand binding, are thought to translocate to the cell nucleus to act as transcription factors. Mineralocorticoid selectivity is achieved by the 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) that inactivates 11β-hydroxy glucocorticoids. High expression levels of 11β-HSD2...

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Mouse model of type II Bartter's syndrome. II. Altered expression of renal sodium- and water-transporting proteins

Wagner, Carsten A. ; Loffing-Cueni, Dominique ; Yan, Qingshang ; Schulz, Nicole ; Fakitsas, Panagiotis ; Carrel, Monique ; Wang, Tong ; Verrey, François ; Geibel, John P. ; Giebisch, Gerhard ; Hebert, Steven C. ; Loffing, Johannes

In: American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 2008, vol. 294, no. 6, p. F1373-F1380

ROMK-deficient (Romk–/–) mice exhibit polyuria, natriuresis, and kaliuresis similar to individuals with type II Bartter's form of hyperprostaglandin E syndrome (HPS; antenatal Bartter's syndrome). In the present study, we utilized both metabolic and clearance studies to define the contributions of specific distal nephron segments to the renal salt wasting in these mice. The...