Tubuloglomerular feedback responses in the rat during calmodulin inhibition.

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  • Previously, we have suggested that a cytosolic calcium system participates in the transmission of signals between distal tubular fluid and the glomerular vascular elements. Since the Ca-binding protein calmodulin has been implicated in the intracellular actions of cytosolic Ca, we evaluated the effects of the calmodulin antagonists trifluoperazine (TFP) and calmidazolium (R24571) on tubuloglomerular feedback responses. In the rat, stop-flow pressure (SFP) was measured during retrograde perfusion into the distal tubule at 15 nl/min for 5 min. Perfusion with an isotonic Ringer solution resulted in a decrease in SFP of 12 +/- 1.1 mmHg (n = 34). With the addition of 50-75 microM TFP, SFP was decreased by 11 +/- 1.0 mmHg (n = 24); with 500 microM TFP, SFP feedback responses were 10 +/- 1.2 mmHg (n = 7). During perfusion with 20 microM R24571, SFP decreased by an average of 12 +/- 1.1 mmHg (n = 18). Single-nephron glomerular filtration rate feedback responses during retrograde microperfusion were also unaltered by R24571 (delta 15 +/- 2.5 vs. delta 14 +/- 2.6 nl/min). In the SFP experiments it was observed that the recovery of SFP toward preinfusion values after cessation of perfusion was significantly prolonged in tubules perfused with the calmodulin antagonists. SFP recovery times averaged 65 +/- 5.5 s (control), 104 +/- 9.9 s (50-75 microM TFP), 154 +/- 9.6 s (500 microM TFP), and 116 +/- 9.9 s (20 microM R24571). Accordingly, these results suggest that activation of calmodulin is not required for the transmission of tubuloglomerular feedback signals.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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  • jrnl984304  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Animals, Calmodulin, Feedback, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Imidazoles, Kidney Glomerulus, Kidney Tubules, Male, Rats, Trifluoperazine
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 23653268
  • Author List

  • Bell PD
  • Start Page

  • F715
  • End Page

  • F719
  • Volume

  • 250