Upregulation of Angiotensin II type 2-receptor expression in estrogen-induced pituitary hyperplasia

Authors
Suárez, Cecilia Ana; Diaz, Graciela Susana; Gonzalez Iglesias, A.; Cristina, Silvia Carolina; Becu, Damasia
Publication Year
2004
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Recent evidence shows that reexpression and upregulation of angiotensin II (ANG II) type 2 (AT2) receptor in adult tissues occur during pathological conditions such as tissue hyperplasia, inflammation, and remodeling. In particular, expression of functional AT2 receptors in the pituitary and their physiological significance and regulation have not been described. In this study, we demonstrate that chronic in vivo estrogen treatment, which induces pituitary hyperplasia, enhances local AT2 expression (measured by Western blot and RT-PCR) concomitantly with downregulation of ANG II type 1 (AT1) receptors. In vivo progesterone treatment of estrogen-induced pituitary hyperplasia did not modify either the ANG II receptor subtype expression pattern or octapeptide-induced and AT1-mediated calcium signaling. Nevertheless, an unexpected potentiation of the ANG II prolactin-releasing effect was observed in this group, and this response was sensitive to both AT1 and AT2 receptor antagonists. These data are the first to document that ANG II can act at the pituitary level through the AT2 receptor subtype and that estrogens display a differential regulation of AT1 and AT2 receptors at this level.
Fil: Suárez, Cecilia Ana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Diaz, Graciela Susana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Gonzalez Iglesias, A.. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Cristina, Silvia Carolina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Fil: Becu, Damasia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Fundación de Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental. Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental; Argentina
Subject
ENDOCRINOLOGY
CALCIUM SIGNALING
HYPERPLASIA
PITUITARY GLAND
RECEPTOR ANGIOTENSIN
Bioquímica y Biología Molecular
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Patología
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/29113