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Jönsson, S., Agic, M. B., Isackson, H., Tveitarås, M. K., Skogstrand, T., Narfström, F., . . . Hultström, M. (2019). Angiotensin II and salt-induced decompensation in Balb/CJ mice is aggravated by fluid retention related to low oxidative stress. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 316(5), F914-F933
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Angiotensin II and salt-induced decompensation in Balb/CJ mice is aggravated by fluid retention related to low oxidative stress
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2019 (English)In: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, ISSN 1931-857X, E-ISSN 1522-1466, Vol. 316, no 5, p. F914-F933Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Balb/CJ mice are more sensitive to treatment with angiotensin II (ANG II) and high-salt diet compared with C57BL/6J mice. Together with higher mortality, they develop edema, signs of heart failure, and acute kidney injury. The aim of the present study was to identify differences in renal gene regulation that may affect kidney function and fluid balance, which could contribute to decompensation in Balb/CJ mice after ANG II + salt treatment. Male Balb/CJ and C57BL/6J mice were divided into the following five different treatment groups: control, ANG II, salt, ANG II + salt. and ANG II + salt + N-acetylcysteine. Gene expression microarrays were used to explore differential gene expression after treatment and between the strains. Published data from the Mouse Genome Database were used to identify the associated genomic differences. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was measured using inulin clearance, and fluid balance was measured using metabolic cages. Gene ontology enrichment analysis of gene expression microarrays identified glutathione transferase (antioxidant system) as highly enriched among differentially expressed genes. Balb/CJ mice had similar GFR compared with C57BL/6J mice but excreted less Na+ and water, although net fluid and electrolyte balance did not differ, suggesting that Balb/CJ mice may be inherently more prone to decompensation. Interestingly, C57BL/6J mice had higher urinary oxidative stress despite their relative protection from decompensation. In addition, treatment with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine decreased oxidative stress in C57BL/6J mice, reduced urine excretion, and increased mortality. Balb/CJ mice are more sensitive than C57BL/6J to ANG II + salt, in part mediated by lower oxidative stress, which favors fluid and Na+ retention.

National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379717 (URN)10.1152/ajprenal.00483.2018 (DOI)000467160100016 ()30785350 (PubMedID)
Funder
Åke Wiberg FoundationSwedish Heart Lung FoundationSwedish Society of MedicineSwedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF)EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Available from: 2019-03-20 Created: 2019-03-20 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Fähling, M., Paliege, A., Jönsson, S., Becriovic Agic, M., Melville, J. M., Skogstrand, T. & Hultström, M. (2019). NFAT5 regulates renal gene expression in response to angiotensin II through Annexin-A2-mediated posttranscriptional regulation in hypertensive rats. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 316(1), F101-F112
Open this publication in new window or tab >>NFAT5 regulates renal gene expression in response to angiotensin II through Annexin-A2-mediated posttranscriptional regulation in hypertensive rats
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2019 (English)In: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, ISSN 1931-857X, E-ISSN 1522-1466, Vol. 316, no 1, p. F101-F112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to identify new targets that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level in angiotensin II (ANGII)-mediated hypertension. Heparin affinity chromatography was used to enrich nucleic acid-binding proteins from kidneys of two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive Wistar rats. The experiment was repeated with 14-day ANGII infusion using Alzet osmotic mini pumps. with or without ANGII receptor AT1a inhibition using losartan in the drinking water. Mean arterial pressure increased after 2K1C or ANGII infusion and was inhibited with losartan. Heparin affinity chromatography and mass spectrometry were used to identify Annexin-A2 (ANXA2) as having differential nucleic acid-binding activity. Total Annexin-A2 protein expression was unchanged, whereas nucleic acid-binding activity was increased in both kidneys of 2K1C and after ANGII infusion through AT1a stimulation. Costaining of Annexin-A2 with alpha-smooth muscle actin and aquaporin 2 showed prominent expression in the endothelia of larger arteries and the cells of the inner medullary collecting duct. The nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) transcription factor was identified as a likely Annexin-A2 target using enrichment analysis on a 2K1C microarray data set and identifying several binding sites in the regulatory region of the mRNA. Expression analysis showed that ANGII increases NFAT5 protein but not mRNA level and, thus, indicated that NFAT5 is regulated by posttranscriptional regulation, which correlates with activation of the RNA-binding protein Annexin-A2. In conclusion, we show that ANGII increases Annexin-A2 nucleic acid-binding activity that correlates with elevated protein levels of the NFAT5 transcription factor. NFAT signaling appears to be a major contributor to renal gene regulation in high-renin states.

Keywords
angiotensin II, annexin-A2, hypertension, kidney damage, NFAT
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-375848 (URN)10.1152/ajprenal.00361.2018 (DOI)000455616200010 ()30332317 (PubMedID)
Funder
Magnus Bergvall FoundationSwedish Society of Medicine
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Becirovic Agic, M., Jönsson, S. & Hultström, M. (2019). Quantitative trait loci associated with angiotensin II and high-salt diet induced acute decompensated heart failure in Balb/CJ mice. Physiological Genomics, 51(7), 279-289
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quantitative trait loci associated with angiotensin II and high-salt diet induced acute decompensated heart failure in Balb/CJ mice
2019 (English)In: Physiological Genomics, ISSN 1094-8341, E-ISSN 1531-2267, Vol. 51, no 7, p. 279-289Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Genetic background of different mouse strains determines their susceptibility to disease. We have previously shown that Balb/CJ and C57BL/6J mice develop cardiac hypertrophy to the same degree when treated with a combination of angiotensin II and high-salt diet (ANG II+ Salt). but only Balb/CJ show impaired cardiac function associated with edema development and substantial mortality. We hypothesized that the different response to ANG II +Salt is due to the different genetic backgrounds of Balb/CJ and C57BL/6J. To address this we performed quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping of second filial generation (F2) of mice derived from a backcross between Balb/CJ and first filial generation (Fl) of mice. Cardiac function was measured with echocardiography, glomerular filtration rate using FITC-inulin clearance, fluid and electrolyte balance in metabolic cages, and blood pressure with tail-cuff at baseline and on the fourth day of treatment with ANG II+Salt. A total of nine QTLs were found to be linked to different phenotypes in ANG II + Salt-treated F2 mice. A QTL on chromosome 3 was linked to cardiac output. and a QTL on chromosome 12 was linked to isovolumic relaxation time. QTLs on chromosome 2 and 3 were linked to urine excretion and sodium excretion. Eight genes located at the different QTLs contained coding nonsynonymous SNPs published in the mouse genome database that differ between Balb/CJ and C57BL/6J. In conclusion. ANG II+Salt-induced acute decompensation in Balb/CJ is genetically linked to several QTLs, indicating a multifaceted phenotype. The present study identified potential candidate genes that may represent important pathways in acute decompensated heart failure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC, 2019
Keywords
acute decompensated heart failure, angiotensin II, genetic susceptibility, high-salt diet, QTL
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-391025 (URN)10.1152/physiolgenomics.00017.2019 (DOI)000475942000003 ()31125294 (PubMedID)
Funder
Åke Wiberg FoundationSwedish Heart Lung FoundationSwedish Society of MedicineSwedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF)
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Becirovic-Agic, M., Jönsson, S., Tveitarås, M. K., Skogstrand, T., Karlsen, T. V., Lidén, Å., . . . Hultström, M. (2019). Time course of decompensation after angiotensin II and high-salt diet in Balb/CJ mice suggests pulmonary hypertension-induced cardiorenal syndrome. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 316(5), R563-R570
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time course of decompensation after angiotensin II and high-salt diet in Balb/CJ mice suggests pulmonary hypertension-induced cardiorenal syndrome
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2019 (English)In: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, ISSN 0363-6119, E-ISSN 1522-1490, Vol. 316, no 5, p. R563-R570Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The genetic background of a mouse strain determines its susceptibility to disease. C57BL/6J and Balb/CJ are two widely used inbred mouse strains that we found react dramatically differently to angiotensin II and high-salt diet (ANG II + Salt). Balb/CJ show increased mortality associated with anuria and edema formation while C57BL/6J develop arterial hypertension but do not decompensate and die. Clinical symptoms of heart failure in Balb/CJ mice gave the hypothesis that ANG II + Salt impairs cardiac function and induces cardiac remodeling in male Balb/CJ but not in male C57BL/6J mice. To test this hypothesis, we measured cardiac function using echocardiography before treatment and every day for 7 days during treatment with ANG II + Salt. Interestingly, pulsed wave Doppler of pulmonary artery flow indicated increased pulmonary vascular resistance and right ventricle systolic pressure in Balb/CJ mice, already 24 h after ANG II + Salt treatment was started. In addition, Balb/CJ mice showed abnormal diastolic filling indicated by reduced early and late filling and increased isovolumic relaxation time. Furthermore, Balb/CJ exhibited lower cardiac output compared with C57BL/6J even though they retained more sodium and water, as assessed using metabolic cages. Left posterior wall thickness increased during ANG II + Salt treatment but did not differ between the strains. In conclusion, ANG II + Salt treatment causes early restriction of pulmonary flow and reduced left ventricular filling and cardiac output in Balb/CJ, which results in fluid retention and peripheral edema. This makes Balb/CJ a potential model to study the adaptive capacity of the heart for identifying new disease mechanisms and drug targets.

Keywords
animal model, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, right-sided heart failure
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380656 (URN)10.1152/ajpregu.00373.2018 (DOI)000468436400001 ()30840486 (PubMedID)
Funder
Åke Wiberg FoundationSwedish Heart Lung FoundationSwedish Society of MedicineSwedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF)EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
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Title in thesis list of papers: Time-course of decompensation after angiotensin II and high-salt diet in Balb/CJ mice suggests pulmonary hypertension-induced cardiorenal syndrome

Available from: 2019-04-01 Created: 2019-04-01 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Hultström, M., Becriovic-Agic, M. & Jönsson, S. (2018). Comparison of acute kidney injury of different aetiology reveals in-common mechanisms of tissue damage. Physiological Genomics, 50(3), 127-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison of acute kidney injury of different aetiology reveals in-common mechanisms of tissue damage
2018 (English)In: Physiological Genomics, ISSN 1094-8341, E-ISSN 1531-2267, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 127-141Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a syndrome of reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and urine production caused by a number of different diseases. It is associated with renal tissue damage. This tissue damage can cause tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis that leads to nephron loss and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review describes the in-common mechanisms behind tissue damage in AKI caused by different underlying diseases. Comparing six high-quality microarray studies of renal gene expression after AKI in disease models (gram-negative sepsis, gram-positive sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion, malignant hypertension, rhabdomyolysis and cisplatin toxicity) identified 5254 differentially expressed genes in at least one of the AKI models. 66% of genes were only found in one model showing that there are unique features to AKI depending on the underlying disease. There were in-common features in the form of four genes that were differentially expressed in all six models, 49 in at least five, and 215 were in-common between at least four models. Gene ontology enrichment analysis could be broadly categorized into the injurious processes hypoxia, oxidative stress, and inflammation, as well as the cellular outcomes of cell death and tissue remodeling in the form of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Pathway analysis showed that MYC is a central connection in the network of activated genes in-common to AKI, which suggests that it may be a central regulator of renal gene expression in tissue injury during AKI. The outlining of this molecular network may be useful for understanding progression from AKI to CKD.

Keywords
acute kidney injury, biomarker, gene expression, molecular, tissue injury
National Category
Physiology
Research subject
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340389 (URN)10.1152/physiolgenomics.00037.2017 (DOI)000428814500001 ()29341864 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF)
Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, S., Melville, J. M., Agic, M. B. & Hultström, M. (2018). Losartan does not decrease renal oxygenation and norepinephrine effects in rats after resuscitated hemorrhage.. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 315(2), F241-F246
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Losartan does not decrease renal oxygenation and norepinephrine effects in rats after resuscitated hemorrhage.
2018 (English)In: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, ISSN 1931-857X, E-ISSN 1522-1466, Vol. 315, no 2, p. F241-F246Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Renin-angiotensin-system blockers are thought to increase the risk of acute kidney injury after surgery and hemorrhage. We found that losartan does not cause renal cortical hypoxia after hemorrhage in rats because of decreased renal vascular resistance, but we did not evaluate resuscitation. We aimed to study losartan's effect on renal cortical and medullary oxygenation, as well as norepinephrine's vasopressor effect in a model of resuscitated hemorrhage. After 7 days of losartan (60 mg·kg-1·day-1) or control treatment, male Wistar rats were hemorrhaged 20% of their blood volume and resuscitated with Ringer's acetate. Mean arterial pressure, renal blood flow, and kidney tissue oxygenation were measured at baseline and after resuscitation. Finally, the effect of norepinephrine on mean arterial pressure and renal blood flow was investigated. As expected, losartan lowered mean arterial pressure but not renal blood flow. Losartan did not affect renal oxygen consumption and oxygen tension. Mean arterial pressure and renal blood flow were lower after resuscitated hemorrhage. A smaller increase of renal vascular resistance in the losartan group translated to a smaller decrease in cortical oxygen tension, but no significant difference was seen in medullary oxygen tension, either between groups or after hemorrhage. The effect of norepinephrine on mean arterial pressure and renal blood flow was similar in control- and losartan-treated rats. Losartan does not decrease renal oxygenation after resuscitated hemorrhage because of a smaller increase in renal vascular resistance. Further, losartan does not decrease the efficiency of norepinephrine as a vasopressor, indicating that blood pressure may be managed effectively during losartan treatment.

National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361202 (URN)10.1152/ajprenal.00095.2018 (DOI)000441092800006 ()29667909 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF)
Available from: 2018-09-21 Created: 2018-09-21 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved
Becriovic Agic, M., Jönsson, S. & Hultström, M. (2017). Genetic association of oxidative stress and fluid accumulation makes Balb/CJ mice more sensitive to decompensated heart failure. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 61(8), 963-964
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genetic association of oxidative stress and fluid accumulation makes Balb/CJ mice more sensitive to decompensated heart failure
2017 (English)In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, no 8, p. 963-964Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY, 2017
National Category
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342121 (URN)000407231100016 ()
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, S., Melville, J. & Hultström, M. (2017). Norepinephrine effects are not affected by Losartan in rats after resuscitated haemorrhage. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 61(8), 963-963
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Norepinephrine effects are not affected by Losartan in rats after resuscitated haemorrhage
2017 (English)In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, no 8, p. 963-963Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY, 2017
National Category
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342122 (URN)000407231100015 ()
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, S., Agic, M. B., Tveitaras, M., Skogstrand, T., Karlsen, T. V., Lidén, Å., . . . Hultström, M. (2015). C57BL/6J mice are resistant to cardiorenal syndrome during high-salt and Angiotensin II treatment compared to Balb/c because of higher oxidative stress. Acta Physiologica, 215, 85-85
Open this publication in new window or tab >>C57BL/6J mice are resistant to cardiorenal syndrome during high-salt and Angiotensin II treatment compared to Balb/c because of higher oxidative stress
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2015 (English)In: Acta Physiologica, ISSN 1748-1708, E-ISSN 1748-1716, Vol. 215, p. 85-85Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-284883 (URN)000370526500115 ()
Available from: 2016-04-19 Created: 2016-04-19 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
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