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Title

Effect of Ang III on Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta in Wistar Rat VSMCs

ISBN or ISSN

1530-6860

Publication Title

The FASEB Journal

Volume

32

Issue

1_Supplement

Publication Date / Copyright Date

4-2018

Publisher

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Abstract

Abstract

Objective

We investigated whether angiotensin (Ang) III induces nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kb) phosphorylation in isolated rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs).

Background

The molecular mechanisms by which Ang III induces various biological effects have not been fully investigated. Most studies have shown that NF-kb mediates Ang II inflammatory responses effects in VSMCs. Inflammation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a critical action associated with cardiovascular diseases including hypertension. The role of Ang III to induce NF-kb in VSMCs is unknown and is a focus of these studies.

Methods

Primary cultures of VSMCs were isolated from the thoracic aorta of adult Wistar rats by the explant technique. VSMCs were treated with Ang III ranging in concentration from 0.1 nM to 1000 nM for 10 minutes or with 100 nM Ang III for 1 minute to 30 minutes. The western blotting technique was used to determine the effects of the peptide on NF-kb protein phosphorylation.

Results

Concentration studies showed that Ang III caused a dose-dependent increase in NF-kb protein phosphorylation. The effects of the peptide on NF-kb phosphorylation were maximal between 10 nM and 100 nM. The peptide’s effects were rapid and significant; occurring within minutes of treatment and the maximal effects on NF-kb phosphorylation was observed by 10 minutes.

Conclusion

These findings provide insight into the molecular nature of the actions of Ang III and offer possible mechanism by which Ang III physiological actions occur in VSMCs.

This abstract is from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting. There is no full text article associated with this abstract published in The FASEB Journal.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

angiotensin (Ang) III, cultures, kappa beta (NF-kb), vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)

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