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Haase, M.* ; Ansurudeen, I.* ; Schinner, S.* ; Paramonova, I.* ; Schott, M.* ; Papewalis, C.* ; Bornstein, S.R.* ; Scherbaum, W.A.* ; Willenberg, H.S.*

Evidence for the involvement of endothelial cell products in adrenal CITED2 expression.

Cell Tissue Res. 336, 337-343 (2009)
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The adrenal gland contains a well-organized network of blood vessels, and adrenocortical cells are situated in close proximity to endothelial cells. Recently, several new mechanisms have been characterized that control the release of aldosterone by adrenocortical cells, including the involvement of endothelial-cell-derived factors. Interestingly, a CBP/p300-interacting transactivator with ED-rich tail 2 (CITED2), which is necessary for adrenal development, has been linked to aldosterone synthesis. We have therefore examined the effects of endothelial-cell-conditioned medium (ECCM), as produced during the incubation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells for 24 h, on the promoter activity and mRNA and protein expression of CITED2 in adrenocortical cells as represented by the NCI-H295R cell line. We have found a dose-dependent effect of ECCM on CITED2 promoter activity; this peaks at 480%. Activation of the CITED2 promoter occurs in parallel to an increase in CITED2 messenger RNA (as quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction) and protein. The stimulatory effect of ECCM can be reversed by blocking mitogen-activated protein kinase activity with the MEK1-inhibitor PD98059. We conclude that products secreted by endothelial cells control not only steroidogenesis, but also factors that are important for adrenocortical development, thereby highlighting the role of cellular interactions within adrenocortical development and physiology.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0044-3794
e-ISSN 1432-0878
Quellenangaben Band: 336, Heft: 2, Seiten: 337-343 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Springer
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed
Institut(e) Institute for Pancreatic Beta Cell Research (IPI)