Involvement of bone morphogenetic protein-6 in differential regulation of aldosterone production by angiotensin II and potassium in human adrenocortical cells.

Published on Jun 1, 2006in Endocrinology3.934
· DOI :10.1210/EN.2005-1250
Kenichi Inagaki21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Okayama University),
Fumio Otsuka35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Okayama University)
+ 7 AuthorsHirofumi Makino98
Estimated H-index: 98
(Okayama University)
Aldosterone production is modified by several growth factors that reside in the adrenal. We have recently reported the existence of a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) system in human adrenocortical cells, in which BMP-6 augments aldosterone synthesis. Here, we investigated functional roles of BMP-6, focusing on the differential regulation of aldosterone synthesis induced by angiotensin (Ang) II and potassium (K). In human adrenocortical H295R cells, BMP-6 augmented Ang II-induced CYP11B2 transcription and mRNA and aldosterone production but had no effect on K-induced aldosterone production. Inhibition of endogenous BMP-6 action by neutralizing antibodies impaired aldosterone production induced by Ang II but not that induced by K. Blockage of ligand-receptor binding using extracellular domain (ECD) of BMP type I receptors revealed that ECDs to activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)-2 and ALK-3 significantly reduced the aldosterone production induced by Ang II. None of the type I-receptor ECDs tested had any ef...
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