Distal, transcellular calcium-transporting molecule expressions in the kidney cortex of rats fed 0.3% or 8% NaCl for 8 weeks. Protein and mRNA of the target molecules were normalized against GAPDH expression and expressed as relative amounts. Salt loading increased the expression levels of TRPV5 (6A: mRNA, 6B: protein), calbindin-D28k (6C), and NCX1 (6D: mRNA, 6E: protein), but did not alter PMCA1b (6F) expression. * P <0.05 and ** P <0.01, vs. 0.3% NaCl group, n=14-16.
Yatabe et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:160 doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-160