Journal article

Investigation of the mineralocorticoid and hypertensinogenic activity of 18-hydroxycortisol in conscious sheep

R DeMatteo, CN May, JP Coghlan, T Kurosawa, T Yoshimura, H Chiba, JG McDougall

STEROIDS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

The increased urinary excretion of 18-hydroxycortisol (18-OHF) in patients with primary aldosteronism has raised the possibility that 18-OHF is involved in the maintenance and/or pathogenesis of the associated hypertension. This study has investigated the mineralocorticoid, glucocorticoid, and hypertensinogenic activities of 18-OHF in the conscious sheep. Infusion of 18-OHF (400 micrograms/h i.v. 5 days; n = 5) alone had no effect on blood pressure or on fluid and electrolyte balance. Infusion of a combination of five adrenal steroids (aldosterone 3 micrograms/h, cortisol 5 mg/h, corticosterone 0.5 mg/h, 11-deoxycortisol 1 mg/h and deoxycorticosterone 25 micrograms/h, i.v. 5 days; n = 5) inc..

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