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Chronic hypoxia changes gene expression profile of primary rat carotid body cells: consequences on the expression of NOS isoforms and ET-1 receptors

ABSTRACT: Chronic hypoxia (CH) produces changes not fully understood in morphology and function of the carotid body (CB). To characterize the effect of CH, primary rat CB cells were exposed to 7 days of CH, total RNA was extracted, cDNA-32P synthesized and hybridized with 1185 genes printed on a nylon membrane. Out of 324 differentially expressed genes, 184 were up-regulated and 140 were down-regulated. Since data analyses showed that nitric oxide synthases (NOS) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) pathways were enriched, we studied the effect of CH at protein levels of NOS isoforms and ET-1 receptors. CH induced an increase in all NOS and in ET-1 receptor B (ETB). Combining CH and SNAP, iNOS and ETB were significantly up-regulated, whereas the ET-1 receptor A (ETA) was down-regulated, while Tezosentan up-regulated iNOS and ETA and L-NAME induced up-regulation of all NOS. These results described the changes of CH on the CB gene expression profile, affecting a possible interaction in between NOS and ET-1 receptors, as part of the adaptive CB response to CH.

ORGANISM(S): Rattus norvegicus

PROVIDER: GSE118544 | GEO | 2019/05/22


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