Molecular Mechanisms of Urea Transport

Molecular Mechanisms of Urea Transport Physiologic data provided evidence for specific urea transporter proteins in red blood cells and kidney inner medulla. During the past decade, molecular approaches resulted in the cloning of several urea transporter cDNA isoforms derived from two gene families: UT-A and UT-B. Polyclonal antibodies were generated to the cloned urea transporter proteins, and their use in integrative animal studies resulted in several novel findings, including: (1) UT-B is the Kidd blood group antigen; (2) UT-B is also expressed in many non-renal tissues and endothelial cells; (3) vasopressin increases UT-A1 phosphorylation in rat inner medullary collecting duct; (4) the surprising finding that UT-A1 protein abundance and urea transport are increased in the inner medulla during conditions in which urine concentrating ability is reduced; and (5) UT-A protein abundance is increased in uremia in both liver and heart. This review will summarize the knowledge gained from studying molecular mechanisms of urea transport and from integrative studies into urea transporter protein regulation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Molecular Mechanisms of Urea Transport

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00232-002-1053-1
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Abstract

Physiologic data provided evidence for specific urea transporter proteins in red blood cells and kidney inner medulla. During the past decade, molecular approaches resulted in the cloning of several urea transporter cDNA isoforms derived from two gene families: UT-A and UT-B. Polyclonal antibodies were generated to the cloned urea transporter proteins, and their use in integrative animal studies resulted in several novel findings, including: (1) UT-B is the Kidd blood group antigen; (2) UT-B is also expressed in many non-renal tissues and endothelial cells; (3) vasopressin increases UT-A1 phosphorylation in rat inner medullary collecting duct; (4) the surprising finding that UT-A1 protein abundance and urea transport are increased in the inner medulla during conditions in which urine concentrating ability is reduced; and (5) UT-A protein abundance is increased in uremia in both liver and heart. This review will summarize the knowledge gained from studying molecular mechanisms of urea transport and from integrative studies into urea transporter protein regulation.

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The Journal of Membrane BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2003

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