화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.514, No.2, 436-442, 2019
Renal medullary tonicity regulates RNF183 expression in the collecting ducts via NFAT5
Nuclear factor of activated T-cells 5 (NFAT5) directly binds to the promoter of the RING finger protein 183 (RNF183) gene and induces its transcription under hypertonic conditions in mouse inner-medullary collecting duct (mIMCD-3) cells. However, there is no specific anti-RNF183 antibody for immunostaining; therefore, it is unclear whether NFAT5 regulates RNF183 expression in vivo and where RNF183 is localized in the kidney. This study investigated NFAT5-regulated in vivo RNF183 expression and localization using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated RNF183-green fluorescent protein (RNF183-GFP) knock-in mice. GFP with linker sequences was introduced upstream of an RNF183 open reading frame in exon 3 by homologous recombination through a donor plasmid. Immunofluorescence staining using GFP antibody revealed that GFP signals gradually increase from the outer medulla down to the inner medulla and colocalize with aquaporin-2. Furosemide treatment dramatically decreased RNF183 expression in the renal medulla, consistent with the decrease in NFAT5 protein and target gene mRNA expression. Furosemide treatment of mIMCD-3 cells did not affect mRNA expression and RNF183 promoter activities. These results indicated that RNF183 is predominantly expressed in the renal medullary collecting ducts, and that decreased renal medullary tonicity by furosemide treatment decreases RNF183 expression by NFAT5 downregulation. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.