The mRNA level of the type-1 angiotensin II receptor (AT1) was down-regulated by angiotensin II in cultured rat glomerular mesangial cells. The effect was maximum with 1 μM AII at 6 h, sensitive to cycloheximide, and specific to AT1 since this phenomenon was blocked by DuP753, an AT1 antagonist, but not by type-2 antagonist PD123319. Dibutyryl cAMP, forskolin, and cholera toxin also caused AT1 down-regulation. These effects were not altered by either the protein kinase A inhibitor H-8 or cycloheximide. Calcium ionophore A23187, pertussis toxin, protein kinase C inhibitor staurosporine, or prolonged incubation with phorbol ester were without effect. These results suggest that there are at least two pathways to down-regulate AT1 mRNA; one way is an angiotensin II-induced, protein kinase C-independent, and cycloheximide-sensitive pathway and the other is an angiotensin II-independent, cAMP-induced, and cycloheximide-insensitive pathway.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 29 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology