Brian P Rowe

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The non-peptide angiotensin II (AII) receptor subtype selective antagonist, DuP 753, was used to characterize AII receptor binding sites in the rat brain. DuP 753 competed for specific 125I-[Sar1,Ile8]AII (125I-SIAII) binding in many brain nuclei (IC50 = 20-30 nM), but was a weak competitor at remaining sites (IC50 greater than 10(-4) M). DuP 753 sensitive(More)
Previous studies have used new angiotensin II (AII) receptor subtype selective compounds to localize AII receptor subtypes within discrete rat brain nuclei. The purpose of this autoradiographic study was to extend these preliminary findings and provide a comprehensive analysis of AII binding sites in 22 rat brain nuclei and the anterior pituitary, to(More)
The locus coeruleus (LC) of the rat was lesioned by microinjection of selective neurotoxins into the brainstem. 6-Hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), 3 micrograms/microliter, given unilaterally at two sites 0.6 mm apart on the rostro-caudal axis of the LC, was used to lesion catecholamine-containing neuronal elements. Ibotenic acid, 2.5 micrograms/0.5 microliters,(More)
Angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) is reported to be equipotent with angiotensin II (AII) in producing some central biological effects but the receptors responsible for these actions have not been defined. Three classes of receptor have been proposed: AT1, AT2, and a putative Ang-(1-7) selective receptor. This study specifically evaluates Ang-(1-7) competition(More)
Angiotensin I is known to have direct agonist activity at some target tissues, independent of its conversion to angiotensin II. Aspects of its possible direct role as a pressor agent were investigated in conscious rabbits. Phentolamine (3 mg/kg i.v.), a dose which did not affect baseline blood pressure, reduced the pressor response to angiotensin II by 17%(More)
Plasma levels of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine were measured in conscious, male rabbits. Twenty-minute infusions of 5, 50, and 500 ng/kg/min angiotensin II elevated mean arterial blood pressure by 8 (P less than 0.05), 23 (P less than 0.01), and 33 mm Hg (P less than 0.01), respectively. Plasma catecholamines were unchanged at all levels of(More)
Two angiotensin II receptor subtypes were distinguished in the rat brain using in vitro receptor autoradiography based on the differential effects of sulfhydryl reducing agents on 125I-sarcosine1,isoleucine8 angiotensin II binding in various brain nuclei. At several nuclei, e.g. the hypothalamus, circumventricular organs and the dorsal medulla,(More)
The non-peptidic angiotensin II receptor subtype selective antagonists, DuP 753 and PD123177, were used to characterize angiotensin II receptor binding sites in the rat brain. Competitive receptor autoradiography with 125I-Sar1-Ile8 angiotensin II defined a regional distribution of binding sites that were sensitive to either DuP 753 (designated AII alpha(More)
Dogs with thoracic caval constriction retain sodium and develop ascites and edema. The role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in this model of low output failure was evaluated before, during, and after administration of the new orally active converting enzyme inhibitor, 2-D-methyl-3-mercaptopropanoyl-L-proline (SQ 14225). The acute response to the(More)
The injection of a large bolus of angiotensin II causes a biphasic blood pressure response in the conscious rabbit. To investigate contribution of prostaglandins (PGs) to the depressor phase of the blood pressure response, we studied the blood pressure effect of i.v. bolus injections of angiotensin II before and after the administration of an inhibitor of(More)