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Kidney Int. 1991 Jun;39(6):1168-75.

Characterization of a mouse cortical collecting duct cell line.

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Henry Ford Hospital, Hypertension Research Division, Detroit, Michigan.


A cortical collecting duct (CCD) cell line has been developed from a mouse transgenic for the early region of simian virus 40, Tg(SV40E)Bri/7. CCDs were microdissected and placed on collagen gels. Monolayers were subsequently subcultured onto permeable collagen membranes and maintained in serum-supplemented medium. One line, designated M-1, retained many characteristics of the CCD, including a typical epithelial appearance and CCD-specific antigens. M-1 cells, when grown in monolayers on permeable supports, exhibited a high transepithelial resistance (885.7 +/- 109.6 ohms/cm2) and developed a lumen negative transepithelial potential difference (PD) of -45.7 +/- 3.5 mV. The associated short-circuit current (SCC) averaged 71.8 +/- 10.3 microA/cm2, and was reduced by 95% by luminal application of amiloride. The cultured cells responded to arginine vasopressin (AVP) with a significant increase in SCC. M-1 cells generated significant transepithelial solute gradients. After 24 hours incubation, the composition of the luminal (L) and basolateral (B) media (in mM) was: [Na+], L = 106.7 +/- 0.9 and B = 127.4 +/- 0.4; [K+], L = 8.6 +/- 0.6 and B = 2.1 +/- 0.3; [Cl], L = 68.6 +/- 5.8 and B = 101.8 +/- 6.6; [HCO3], L = 15.5 +/- 1.5 and B = 8.6 +/- 1.2; while pH was 7.16 +/- 0.03 at the luminal and 6.94 +/- 0.03 at the basolateral side. The formation of these concentration gradients indicates that the CCD cultures absorb Na+ and Cl- and secrete K+.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).

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