Journal article

Intrarenal angiotensin and bradykinin peptide levels in the remnant kidney model of renal insufficiency

FE Mackie, DJ Campbell, TW Meyer

Kidney International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2001


BACKGROUND: The remnant kidney model of renal failure is associated with normal or suppressed plasma renin and angiotensin (Ang) II levels when hypertension is established. However, the hypertension responds to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition and Ang II receptor antagonism, suggesting a role for Ang II in the hypertensive process. Bradykinin (BK) is a potent vasoactive peptide that may also participate in this model. METHODS: Ang II and BK peptides were measured in the ischemic peri-infarct portion and the intact portion of the remnant kidney at two, five, and seven weeks after surgery. Plasma Ang II, renin, angiotensinogen, and aldosterone levels were also measured. RESULTS: ..

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