Direct and specific inhibition of constitutive nitric oxide synthase uniquely regulates brush border membrane Na-absorptive pathways in intestinal epithelial cells
Publication date: 1 September 2018Source: Nitric Oxide, Volume 79Author(s): Balasubramanian Palaniappan, Uma SundaramAbstractPharmacological manipulations of constitutive nitric oxide (cNO) levels have been shown to have variable effects on Na absorption in vivo and in vitro in different tissues. Species differences, untoward in vivo effects (e.g. ENS, blood flow) and pharmacological non-specificity may account for these confounding observations. Thus, to directly and specifically determine the effect of cNO on brush border membrane Na/H exchange (NHE3) and Na-dependent glucose co-transport (SGLT-1), we inhibited cNO synthase (NOS3) with its siRNA in rat small intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-18) in vitro. As expected, intracellular cNO levels were reduced in siRNA NOS3 transfected cells. In these cells, SGLT-1 was significantly reduced compared to control. In contrast, NHE3 was significantly increased in siRNA NOS3 transfected cells. To determine if SGLT-1 changes were secondary to altered Na/K-ATPase, its activity was measured and found to be increased in NOS3 silenced cells. The mechanism of inhibition of SGLT-1 was secondary to diminished affinity of the co-transporter for glucose in NOS3 silenced cells. In contrast, the mechanism of stimulation of NHE3 is by increasing BBM exchanger numbers in siRNA NOS3 cells while the affinity was unaffected. Western blot studies of immunoreactive BBM proteins also confirmed the kinetic studies. All these data indic...
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