In young primary cultures of rabbit kidney cortical collecting ducts intercalated cells originate from principal or undifferentiated cells

Eur J Cell Biol. 1995 Feb;66(2):192-9.

Abstract

The evolution of a primary culture of rabbit kidney cortical collecting tubule was followed over a period of 10 to 11 days. The cell types of this segment were characterized by using monoclonal antibodies, specifically directed against principal (Mab 703) and intercalated (Mab 503) cells of the apical membrane. The activity of a H+ pump ATPase was revealed in Mab 503-labeled cells, confirming that these cultured cells present characteristics of intercalated cells. The primary culture was also stained with peanut agglutinin (PNA), a specific ligand of beta intercalated cells. During the first two days, some cells, mainly Mab 503-labeled cells, disappeared, and cell division did not occur. At 2 days, the culture showed 80% and 18% of Mab 703-labeled and Mab 503-labeled cells, respectively. The first mitoses were observed at 2 days. From two to four days, cell division was nestly in Mab 703-labeled cells and only rarely seen in Mab 503-labeled cells, although during this period the proportion of Mab 703-labeled cells decreased to 44% of cells and that of Mab 503-labeled cells increased to 30%. The labeling with PNA was curious. Up to 2 days, PNA stained Mab 503-labeled cells, but from 4 days it stained other cells, probably dedifferentiated ones. In our culture conditions types of cells other than Mab 703-labeled and Mab 503-labeled cells occurred. First, throughout the life of the culture, some cells were not recognized by any monoclonal antibody; their number varied between 10 and 28% of the total cell number.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Arachis
  • Cell Differentiation / physiology
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Kidney Cortex / cytology*
  • Kidney Tubules, Collecting / cytology*
  • Lectins
  • Male
  • Mitosis / physiology
  • Peanut Agglutinin
  • Plant Lectins
  • Rabbits
  • Staining and Labeling

Substances

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Lectins
  • Peanut Agglutinin
  • Plant Lectins