Journal article

Potassium control of extrarenal renin secretion in transgenic (mRen-2)27 and normal rats.

P Rong, JL Wilkinson-Berka, SL Skinner

Am J Physiol | Published : 1999


Plasma active renin and prorenin were followed for 12 h after bilateral, unilateral, and sham nephrectomy (BNx, UNx, and SNx) in anesthetized transgenic (mRen-2)27 rats to compare them with Sprague-Dawley and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SDR and SHR). In Ren-2 rats, active renin and prorenin increased with plasma potassium post-BNx and were augmented by potassium infusion. The increase in prorenin but not active renin was abolished by bilateral adrenalectomy (BADRx). However, this did not reduce prorenin below normal, indicating that the high plasma prorenin Ren-2 phenotype is not only of adrenal origin. SNx and UNx also raised plasma active renin and prorenin in Ren-2 rats, with positiv..

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