Immunolocalization of natriuretic peptides and their receptors in goat (Capra hircus) heart


Oztop M., Cinar K., Turk S.

BIOTECHNIC & HISTOCHEMISTRY, cilt.93, ss.389-404, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10520295.2018.1425911
  • Dergi Adı: BIOTECHNIC & HISTOCHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.389-404

Özet

Natriuretic peptides are structurally similar, but genetically distinct, hormones that participate in cardiovascular homeostasis by regulating blood and extracellular fluid volume and blood pressure. We investigated the distribution of natriuretic peptides and their receptors in goat (Capra hircus) heart tissue using the peroxidase-anti-peroxidase (PAP) immunohistochemical method. Strong staining of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was observed in atrial cardiomyocytes, while strong staining for brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was observed in ventricular cardiomyocytes. Slightly stronger cytoplasmic C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) immunostaining was detected in the ventricles compared to the atria. Natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPR-A) immunoreactivity was more prominent in the atria, while natriuretic peptide receptor-B (NPR-B) immunoreactivity was stronger in the ventricles. Cytoplasmic natriuretic peptide receptor-C (NPR-C) immunoreactivity was observed in both the atria and ventricles, although staining was more prominent in the ventricles. ANP immunoreactivity ranged from weak to strong in endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells. Endothelial cells exhibited moderate to strong BNP immunoreactivity, while vascular smooth cells displayed weak to strong staining. Endothelial cells exhibited weak to strong cytoplasmic CNP immunoreactivity. Vascular smooth muscle cells were labeled moderately to strongly for CNP. Weak to strong cytoplasmic NPR-A immunoreactivity was found in the endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells stained weakly to moderately for NPR-A. Endothelial and vascular smooth cells exhibited weak to strong cytoplasmic NPR-B immunoreactivity. Moderate to strong NPR-C immunoreactivity was observed in the endothelial and smooth muscle cells. Small gender differences in the immunohistochemical distribution of natriuretic peptides and receptors were observed. Our findings suggest that endothelial cells, vascular smooth cells and cardiomyocytes express both natriuretic peptides and their receptors.