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Evidence that endogenous somatostatin (SRIF) exerts a tonic inhibitory effect on the rat renin--angiotensin--aldosterone system.

Authors
  • Mazzocchi, G
  • Malendowicz, L K
  • Meneghelli, V
  • Nussdorfer, G G
Type
Published Article
Journal
In vivo (Athens, Greece)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
9–12
Identifiers
PMID: 1352707
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The bolus ip. administration of a SRIF antagonist (SRIF-A) (60 nM/rat) significantly increased renin activity (PRA) and plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) in rats, without affecting natremia, kalaemia and the blood levels of ACTH or corticosterone. SRIF-A also raised PAC in rats whose renin-angiotensin system had been pharmacologically interrupted by combined captopril/angiotensin-II infusion and in which PRA was very low. The ip. injection of an equimolar dose of SRIF completely reversed these effects of SRIF-A, but the administration of SRIF alone did not affect either PRA or PAC. Taken together, these data would suggest that, in the rat, endogenous SRIF exerts, under basal conditions, a two-fold maximum tonic inhibitory effect on both renin release by kidneys and aldosterone secretion by zona glomerulosa cells.

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