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Localization of AT(2) receptors in the nucleus of the solitary tract of spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar Kyoto rats using [I-125] CGP42112: upregulation of a non-angiotensin II binding site following unilateral nodose ganglionectomy

CL Roulston, AJ Lawrence, B Jarrott, RE Widdop

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2003

Abstract

We have examined the binding distribution of a selective AT(2) receptor ligand [125I] CGP42112 in the brain of adult Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). AT(2) receptor localization was also examined in the rat brainstem following unilateral nodose ganglionectomy. Specific [125I] CGP42112 binding was observed in discrete brain regions from both rat strains, including the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), and did not differ between WKY and SHR. [125I] CGP42112 binding in the NTS revealed an AT(2) receptor component that was displaceable by PD 123319 and Ang II (50-58%), as well as a non-angiotensin II receptor component (42-49%). Following unilateral nodose ganglio..

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