Journal article

Ramipril prevents microtubular changes in proximal tubules from streptozotocin diabetic rats

TM Osicka, JM Forbes, V Thallas, GC Brammar, G Jerums, WD Comper

NEPHROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

This study has investigated the microtubular cytoskeleton in rat glomerular and proximal tubule cells in experimental diabetes. The effect of treatment with ramipril on the relationship between microtubule organization and albuminuria in diabetes has also been examined. Diabetes was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by administration of streptozotocin (50 mg/kg, i.v.). Rats were treated with or without ramipril in their drinking water for 12 weeks. Diabetes was characterized by an increase in blood glucose level, glomerular filtration rate, and albumin excretion rate. Treatment of diabetic rats with ramipril did not affect glycaemic control, but reduced systolic blood pressure and prevente..

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