Effects of cyclosporin A on cytokeratin intermediate filaments in potaroo kangaroo rat renal cell cultures

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Title:
Effects of cyclosporin A on cytokeratin intermediate filaments in potaroo kangaroo rat renal cell cultures
Author:
Vernetti, Lawrence Alan, 1952-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cyclosporin A (CsA) was incubated at concentrations of 5.0 x 10⁻⁶ M for 72 hours, and at concentrations of 1.0 and 0.5 x 10⁻⁶ M for 30 days with kangaroo rat proximal tubular epithelial cells (PtK₂) in order to evaluate its effects on the cytoskeleton. Alterations in the cytoskeleton were assessed by indirect immunofluorescence of viable cells, and by two dimensional electrophoresis of a high salt extract from the cells. There is a selective alteration of the cytokeratin intermediate filament organization in both the short term (5 x 10⁻⁶ M, 72 hr) and long term (1 and 0.5 x 10⁻⁶ M, 30 days) exposures. There are either peri-nuclear rings formed or the formation of a single aggregate clump of the cytokeratins within the cytoplasm. Other components of the cytoskeleton, the microtubules and the microfilaments remain unaffected at both short term and long term exposures. Along with this cytokeratin alteration in CsA exposed cells is the decrease or elimination of an acidic triplet of cytokeratin protein monomers, human equivalent K15 (50 kd), K16 (48 kd), K17 (46 kd). This may be related to CsA-associated nephrotoxicity.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cyclosporine -- Toxicology.; Kidneys -- Wounds and injuries.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Pharmacology and Toxicology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gandolfi, A. J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffects of cyclosporin A on cytokeratin intermediate filaments in potaroo kangaroo rat renal cell culturesen_US
dc.creatorVernetti, Lawrence Alan, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVernetti, Lawrence Alan, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCyclosporin A (CsA) was incubated at concentrations of 5.0 x 10⁻⁶ M for 72 hours, and at concentrations of 1.0 and 0.5 x 10⁻⁶ M for 30 days with kangaroo rat proximal tubular epithelial cells (PtK₂) in order to evaluate its effects on the cytoskeleton. Alterations in the cytoskeleton were assessed by indirect immunofluorescence of viable cells, and by two dimensional electrophoresis of a high salt extract from the cells. There is a selective alteration of the cytokeratin intermediate filament organization in both the short term (5 x 10⁻⁶ M, 72 hr) and long term (1 and 0.5 x 10⁻⁶ M, 30 days) exposures. There are either peri-nuclear rings formed or the formation of a single aggregate clump of the cytokeratins within the cytoplasm. Other components of the cytoskeleton, the microtubules and the microfilaments remain unaffected at both short term and long term exposures. Along with this cytokeratin alteration in CsA exposed cells is the decrease or elimination of an acidic triplet of cytokeratin protein monomers, human equivalent K15 (50 kd), K16 (48 kd), K17 (46 kd). This may be related to CsA-associated nephrotoxicity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCyclosporine -- Toxicology.en_US
dc.subjectKidneys -- Wounds and injuries.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacology and Toxicologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGandolfi, A. J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336912en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23071433en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17564281en_US
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