Mar 1, 1992

Modulation of active renin secretion by renin-binding protein (RnBP) in mouse pituitary AtT-20 cells transfected with human renin and RnBP cDNAs

Journal of Biochemistry
H InoueY Miyake


To investigate the role of renin-binding protein (RnBP) in renin metabolism, RnBP expression plasmid, which was constructed to express human RnBP under the control of mouse mammary tumor virus long terminal repeat, was transfected into mouse pituitary AtT-20 cells together with the expression plasmid encoding human renin. The transfectant secreted prorenin and active renin, whereas RnBP was expressed only in the presence of dexamethasone and without secretion into the medium. The secretion of active renin was stimulated by forskolin, and the stimulation was repressed by dexamethasone. The secretion of prorenin, however, was insensitive to forskolin irrespective of the presence or absence of dexamethasone. Moreover, the forskolin-stimulated release of active renin was hardly repressed by dexamethasone in AtT-20 cells transfected with the renin expression plasmid and a selectable plasmid pMAMneo. Coexistence of RnBP and renin mRNAs in human Wilms' tumor G-401 cells was shown by means of polymerase chain reaction of respective cDNAs from the cells. These results suggest that RnBP modulates the release of active renin in renin-producing cells.

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