Genetic ablation of Slc4a10 alters the expression pattern of transporters involved in solute movement in the mouse choroid plexus

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Abstract

Mutational changes of one transporter can have deleterious effects on epithelial function leaving the cells with the options of either compensating for the loss of function or de-differentiating. Previous studies have shown that the choroid plexus epithelium (CPE) from mice lacking the Na(+) dependent Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) exchanger (NCBE) encoded by Slc4a10 leads to retargeting of the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 1 (NHE1) from the luminal to the basolateral plasma membrane. We hypothesized that disruption of NCBE, the main basolateral Na(+) importer in the CPE, would lead to a compensatory increase in the abundance of other important transport proteins in this tissue. AQP1 abundance was 42.7% lower and Na,K-ATPase 36.4% lower in the CPE of Slc4a10 knockout mice, respectively. The NHE1 binding ezrin cytoskeleton appeared disrupted in Slc4a10 knockout mice, whereas no changes were observed in cellular polarization with respect to claudin-2 and appearance of luminal surface microvilli. The renal proximal tubule constitutes a leaky epithelium with high transport rate similar to CPE. Here, Slc4a10 knockout did not affect Na,K-ATPase or AQP1 expression. CPE from AQP1 knockout mice has a secretory defect similar to Slc4a10 mice. However, neither NCBE nor Na,K-ATPase expression was affected in CPE from AQP1 knockout mice. By contrast, the abundance of Na,K-ATPase and NBCe1 were decreased by 23% and 31.7%, respectively, in AQP1 knockout PT, while the NHE3 abundance was unchanged. In conclusion, CPE lacking NCBE seems to spare the molecular machinery involved in CSF secretion rather than compensate for the loss of the Na(+) loader. Slc4a10 knockout seems to be more deleterious to CPE than AQP1 knockout.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology
Vol/bind302
Nummer10
Sider (fra-til)C1452
ISSN0363-6143
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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