Apr 1, 1994

Interrelation of coronary effects of atrial natriuretic peptide and the renin-angiotensin system in the isolated perfused rat heart

Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
W R BauerG Ertl

Abstract

The coronary vascular effect of atrial natriuretic peptide is controversial: Coronary vasodilator as well as constrictor effects have been reported. The controversy may originate from interference of atrial natriuretic peptide with the renin-angiotensin system and/or tachyphylaxis of the effect of atrial natriuretic peptide. The effect of alpha-human atrial natriuretic peptide bolus application on changes of coronary flow was examined in the isolated, constant-pressure perfused rat heart. Six groups were considered: (1) control group; groups in which the renin-angiotensin system was modulated by pretreatment with continuous infusion of: (2) angiotensin II, (3) the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor captopril (4) the angiotensin II receptor blocker saralasin; and groups in which tachyphylaxis was examined by pretreatment with ANP, (5) as continuous infusion and (6) as bolus application. First, in control hearts, dose-response curves were obtained for single ANP dosages of 1-100 nmol. The effect of high dosages (40 and 100 nmol) was biphasic, with an initial vasodilator and subsequent long-lasting vasoconstrictor component. Hearts in which coronary flow was reduced by approximately 18% through continuous angiotensin II infus...Continue Reading

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Vasodilator [EPC]
Atrial Natriuretic Factor Precursors
Pathologic Vasoconstriction
Renin-Angiotensin Pathway
Lopirin
Ren
Blood Vessel
Receptor, Angiotensin II
Tachyphylaxis
Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker [EPC]

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