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Change of Melanocortin Receptor Expression in Rat Kidney Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Title
Change of Melanocortin Receptor Expression in Rat Kidney Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Authors
Lee Y.S.Park J.J.Chung K.Y.
Ewha Authors
정구용
SCOPUS Author ID
정구용scopus
Issue Date
2008
Journal Title
Transplantation Proceedings
ISSN
0041-1345JCR Link
Citation
vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 2142 - 2144
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Objectives: α-Melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) may ameliorate renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Recent data suggest that melanocortin receptors may be related to the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating action for α-MSH. We designed this experiment to determine the renal distribution of α-MSH receptors; melanocortin-1 receptor (MC-1R) and melanocortin-3 receptor (MC-3R). Methods: Sprague-Dawley male rats (n = 24) were randomly divided into 2 groups: the sham (n = 2) and the operation groups with warm ischemia (n = 12). Animals in the operation group were subjected to 40 minutes of warm renal ischemia. Western blotting analyses and immunohistochemistry were employed to determine expression of MC-1R and MC-3R. Results: Expression of MC-1R and MC-3R was decreased on 1 day after reperfusion. Immunohistochemical study confirmed the findings of Western blot analysis. Conclusions: The present study demonstrated novel renal expression of MC-1R and MC-3R, especially in the outer medulla, representative of the renal I/R injury. Our current study suggested that the mechanisms of action of α-MSH may significantly attenuate the renal I/R injury by specific kidney-targeted effects via MC-Receptors as well as by systemic cytokine effects. © 2008.
DOI
10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.07.101
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