Expression of V2R and AQPs in the Renal Medulla of High-fat Nutritional Obesity of Rat

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Jinbao Wang; Pei Wang; Zhisheng Wang; Linwu Ran; Li Yang & Wen Yang


Recent evidence has indicated that adipose tissue produces bioactive substances that contribute to obesity-related kidney disease, altering the renal function and structure. Eight of the AQPs are expressed in the kidney, where several of them contribute to water absorption and maintenance of body water balance. In the study, we mainly examined the localization of AQP2, AQP3 and V2R in renal medulla of Normal Diet (ND) and High-fat Diet (HFD) of rats, respectively. In renal medulla of HFD, immunolight microscopy revealed weak expression of AQP2 at the apical plasma membrane and intracellular vesicles of principal cells of the IMCD and OMCD. AQP3 and V2R expression also observed a decrease in immunolabelling in the IMCD and OMCD. It was suggested that excess lipid accumulation may lead to lipotoxicity and may be the major driver of organ dysfunction such as water reabsorption dysfunction, which may be resulted from abnormal response of rphan G-protein-coupled receptors in kidney.

KEY WORDS: Obesity; Kidney ; AQPs; V2R; Kidney disease.

How to cite this article

WANG, J.; WANG, P.; WANG, Z.; RAN, L.; YANG, L. & YANG, W. Expression of V2R and AQPs in the renal medulla of high-fat nutritional obesity of rat. Int. J. Morphol., 37(2):459-465, 2019.