Journal article

Differential regulation of angiotensinogen and natriuretic peptide mRNAs in rat brain by osmotic stimulation: Focus on anterior hypothalamus and supraoptic nucleus

MC Ryan, AL Gundlach

PEPTIDES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

Central angiotensin II and natriuretic peptide systems have been shown to be involved in the central regulation of blood fluid homeostasis with alterations in central peptide and/or receptor levels observed following changes in osmotic status. The present study investigated the effects of sodium loading on mRNA encoding the angiotensin II precursor, angiotensinogen (AOGEN), and the natriuretic peptides, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in rat brain using quantitative in situ hybridization histochemistry of [35S]- and [33P]-labeled oligonucleotide probes. Following 7 and 14 days of 2% sodium chloride in drinking water a significant increase was detected in..

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