Central and Hormonal Regulation of Renin Release by Baboon Kidneys

Virginia L. Brooks, Kyung Woo Cho, Richard L. Malvin, Bennett J. Cohen

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Renin release from renal cortical slices of baboon kidneys was measured. It was found that the basal release rate was directly proportional to the renin content. Release was stimulated in a dose-dependent fashion by isoproterenol and was inhibited both by angiotensin II and vasopressin. Maximum inhibition was approximately 30%. Experiments also were done in which angiotensin II and converting enzyme inhibitor were infused into the lateral ventrical of anesthetized baboons. Angiotensin caused a reduction in plasma renin activity (PRA), and converting enzyme inhibitor an increase in PRA, independent of changes in blood pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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