Alberto Escalada Jimenez

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Renal blood flow autoregulation was studied in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-treated rats. DOCA pellets (75 mg) were implanted in uninephrectomized rats, and the animals were then fed one of four diets: (1) normal sodium chloride level, (2) high in NaCl, (3) high in chloride, or (4) high in sodium. After 40 to 45 days of the DOCA-diet treatment,(More)
Serotonin-N-acetyltransferase (EC, partially purified from Drosophila melanogaster (DNAT) was substituted for rat liver enzyme (RNAT) in a previously published radioenzymatic assay for serotonin (5HT). The purpose was to determine if this modification would increase the sensitivity and reliability of the original assay. Compared with RNAT, DNAT is(More)
Recent characterization of luteinizing hormone++ (LH)/human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) receptors in uterine vascular tissue, evidence that expression of these receptors is cyclic in nature, and demonstration of a correlation between hCG level and uterine vascular resistance lead us to investigate the effect of hCG administration on blood flow in(More)
It has been reported that both sodium and chloride ions must be ingested to induce the elevated blood pressure of deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt-sensitive hypertension. This study was designed to determine the separate roles of the sodium and chloride ions in the altered hemodynamics underlying the high blood pressure. DOCA pellets (75 mg) were(More)
The effect of selective dietary sodium and (or) chloride loading on blood pressure and renal blood flow (RBF) in the rat angiotensin II (AII) model of hypertension was determined. AII (200 ng/min) or saline was infused intraperitoneally. Diets were provided with either high or low concentrations of sodium, chloride or both ions for 22 days. The blood(More)
We wished to determine if nicotine exaggerates the blood pressure increase in deoxycorticosterone (DOCA)-salt hypertension. Uninephrectomized, male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with DOCA pellets (75 mg) and placed on a 5.2% salt diet for sixteen days and then infused with nicotine (DOCA-Nicotine; 2.4 mg/kg/day) or vehicle (DOCA-Sham). Control animals(More)
Smoking exacerbates the increase in arterial pressure in hypertension. The effect of nicotine on the baroreceptor-mediated reflex responses of renal nerve activity (RNA), heart rate, and respiratory activity (minute diaphragmatic activity [MDA]) after bolus injections of phenylephrine was compared in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt sensitive and(More)
We reported that the pups of one kidney:one-clip Goldblatt hypertensive (HT) rats have a predisposition to the induction of experimental hypertension. To investigate the nature of the predisposition, pups of HT dams were challenged with vasopressor agents at 28-days-of-age or treated with DOCA and 6.5% salt diet between 35 and 81 days-of-age. Pups of HT(More)
To investigate the fact that, despite its renal vasodilator properties, acetylcholine (ACh) provides no protection against acute renal failure, we measured nutrient (NBF) and nonnutrient renal blood flow (NNBF) during ACh infusion. The effect of ACh and secretin on NBF in the outer and inner cortex and outer medulla using 133Xenon (133Xe) washout with(More)