Journal article

Inhibition of neutral endopeptidase, the degradative enzyme for natriuretic peptides, in rat kidney after oral SCH 42495

LM Burrell, N Farina, J Risvanis, D Woollard, D Casely, CI Johnston

Clinical Science | PORTLAND PRESS LTD | Published : 1997


1. Inhibition of neutral endopeptidase (NEP), the degradative enzyme for atrial natriuretic peptide, was studied in vitro and in vivo using a previously characterized NEP inhibitor radioligand, 125I-labelled RB104. 2. SCH 42354, the active di-acid of the ethylester prodrug, SCH 42495, caused a concentration-dependent displacement of 125I-labelled RB104 from rat renal NEP. The concentration of SCH 42354 that displaced 50% of radioligand bound to the enzyme NEP (IC50) was 3.3 +/- 0.1 nmol/l (mean +/- SEM). Enalaprilat, an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, did not displace 125I-labelled RB104 in concentrations up to 10 mumol/l. 3. In adult normotensive Sprague-Dawley rats, oral SCH 42495..

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