Phosphate Transport after Acute Changes in Total NAD Content in Renal Proximal Tubules

Philip I. Campbell, Mohan I. Abraham, Jesus H. Dominguez, James A. McAteer, Stephen A. Kempson

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Suspensions of proximal tubules were obtained by collagenase digestion of rat renal cortex followed by centrifugation on a percoll gradient. NAD content in tubules incubated at 37°C was decreased by 40-60% compared with tubules incubated at 4°C. This change occurred within 30 min and was maintained for up to 2 hr. Inhibitors of NAD hydrolysing enzymes prevented the depletion of cellular NAD at 37°C. Acute changes in proximal tubule NAD content at 37°C were not accompanied by changes in phosphate uptake by brush border membrane vesicles subsequently prepared from the same tubules. In contrast, incubation of tubules with parathyroid hormone (10-6 M) produced the expected inhibition (20%) of brush border membrane transport of phosphate. One implication of these findings is that acute changes in total NAD content of proximal tubules at 37°C may not influence the phosphate transport system in the renal brush border membrane. Other interpretations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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