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      Naloxone Inhibits A6 Cell Na +/H + Exchange by Activating Protein Kinase C via the Mobilization of Intracellular Calcium

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          The opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone, has been shown to have beneficial effects in the kidney and to be implicated in renal salt and water balance. In the present study the signal transduction pathways utilized by naloxone were studied in an epithelial cell line model of the cortical collecting duct, A6 cells. We found that naloxone has a dual effect depending on the concentration used: at a low concentration (10<sup>–6</sup> M) it antagonized the β-endorphin-dependent increase in cytoplasmic calcium [Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sub>i</sub>, while at higher concentrations (>10<sup>–5</sup> M) it increased [Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sub>i</sub> and intracellular inositol phosphate levels. While naloxone-induced increases in [Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sub>i</sub> occurred in the absence of external calcium, it was significantly stimulated by increasing the external calcium concentration, suggesting that naloxone increases [Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sub>i</sub> via both calcium release and calcium influx. In polarized A6 cell monolayers naloxone inhibited the activity of the Na<sup>+</sup>/H<sup>+</sup> exchanger (NHE) only when added to the basolateral cell surface. This inhibition of the NHE was prevented by pretreatment of the cells with either the intracellular calcium chelator, BAPTA or with the protein kinase C inhibitor, calphostin C. These findings demonstrate that naloxone induces a rapid increase in intracellular calcium which inhibits the NHE via the calcium-dependent protein kinase C regulatory pathway.

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                Nephron Exp Nephrol
                Cardiorenal Medicine
                S. Karger AG
                31 August 2001
                : 9
                : 5
                : 341-348
                aDepartment of General and Environmental Physiology and bDepartment of Animal Production, Section of Reproduction, University of Bari, Italy
                52630 Exp Nephrol 2001;9:341–348
                © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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                Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

                Na+/H+ exchanger, Renal calcium, Naloxone


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