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Corticosteroid receptors in cells derived from rat brain microvessels: mRNA identification and aldosterone binding

Corticosteroid receptors in cells derived from rat brain microvessels: mRNA identification and aldosterone binding

American Journal of Physiology 262(1 Pt 1): C156-C163

B7 is a cell clone derived from rat brain microvessels. Expression of an amiloride-sensitive cationic channel has been recently established in these cells. In this study, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to amplify definite segments of mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptor mRNA in B7 cells. Aldosterone binding was also characterized. Two classes of sites were detected. Aldosterone exhibited a high affinity for type I sites [dissociation constant (Kd) approximately 0.3 nM] and a lower one for type II sites (Kd approximately 20 nM). RU 28362, a highly specific glucocorticoid agonist, did not compete for type I sites. RU 28362 and dexamethasone were better competitors for type II sites than aldosterone. The sedimentation coefficients of aldosterone type I and type II complexes were approximately 9S. These characteristics are close to the one exhibited by aldosterone type I and type II receptors in rat kidney and other target tissues. In intact B7 cells, aldosterone binding expressed as number of acceptor sites per cell was higher (approximately 41,000 for type II and 8,800 for type I) than in the soluble cellular extract (approximately 18,000 for type II and 1,000 for type I).

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