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Effects of neuropeptide Y on intrarenal hemodynamics, plasma renin activity and urinary sodium excretion in rats.
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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a vasoconstrictor peptide possibly involved in the regulation of renal sodium handling and renin release. This investigation was undertaken to assess in conscious normotensive rats the acute effects of a non-pressor dose of NPY on renal plasma flow, glomerular filtration rate, sodium excretion and plasma renin activity. Experiments were also performed during concomitant beta-adrenoceptor stimulation with isoproterenol. NPY per se had no effect on the studied parameters. Renal plasma flow was increased by isoproterenol and was significantly higher when the beta-adrenoceptor stimulant was infused alone (13.4 +/- 2.1 ml/min, p < 0.05, mean +/- SEM) that when administered together with NPY (7.2 +/- 2.0 ml/min). This was also true for glomerular filtration rate (3.3 +/- 0.3 vs. 1.8 +/- 0.3 ml/min, p < 0.01) and plasma renin activity (6.3 +/- 1.7 vs. 2.1 +/- 0.4 ng Ang I/ml/h, p < 0.05). Our data however do not allow to deduce whether the inhibitory effect of NPY on isoproterenol-induced renin release is mediated by changes in intrarenal hemodynamics or a direct effect on juxtaglomerular cells.
Adrenergic beta-Agonists, Animals, Blood Pressure, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Heart Rate, Infusions, Intravenous, Isoproterenol, Male, Neuropeptide Y, Rats, Rats, Wistar, Renal Circulation, Renal Plasma Flow, Renin, Renin-Angiotensin System, Sodium
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