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Using angiotensin II (ANG II) to compete with (3-[125I]iodotyrosyl-4, Sar1, Ile8)ANG-II ([125I]Sar1, Ile8)ANG II) for its binding sites in the nucleus of the solitary tract (nTS) and the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PV) bradykinin (10 nM) reduced the IC50 value (48 nM) of ANG II, an action blocked by the bradykinin B2 antagonist HOE-140 (100 nM).(More)
The modulation of alpha 2-adrenoceptors by neuropeptide Y Y1 and neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor subtypes has been studied in the nucleus tractus solitarii of the male rat. The autoradiographical experiments showed that neuropeptide Y-(1-36), neuropeptide Y-(13-36), a selective neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor agonist, and [Leu31,Pro34]neuropeptide Y, a selective(More)
The cardiovascular effects of adrenaline microinjected alone or together with neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptor agonists into the nucleus tractus solitarius (Sol) of the anaesthetized rat have been investigated in order to evaluate NPY/adrenergic receptor interactions. In the dose range 0.05-20 nmol, adrenaline microinjected unilaterally into the Sol produced(More)
The regulation by neuropeptide Y of alpha2-adrenoceptors in the nucleus tractus solitarii was evaluated in the adult normotensive Wistar Kyoto rat and the adult spontaneously hypertensive rat. The microinjection of a submaximal dose of l-noradrenaline (800 pmol in 50 nl) alone into the nucleus tractus solitarii produced a significant reduction in the mean(More)
The existence of an interaction between bradykinin (Bk) receptors and the alpha 2-adrenoceptors were evaluated by means of quantitative receptor autoradiography in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) of the rat. In competition experiments using L-noradrenaline (0.1 nM to 10 microM) against [3H]p-aminoclonidine ([3H]PAC) (10 nM) it was observed that Bk(More)
The intracerebroventricular injection of bradykinin produces an increase in arterial blood pressure. The site of action for this effect has been reported to be in the lateral septal area, in the hypothalamus, or in the ventral portion of the third ventricle. Bradykinin injected into the fourth cerebral ventricle of unanesthetized rats produced a pressor(More)
An interaction between angiotensin II (Ang II) receptors and alpha 2-adrenoceptors was evaluated in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) of the normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rat (WKY) and of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) using quantitative receptor autoradiography and cardiovascular analysis. In the WKY rat, Ang II promoted a dose-dependent increase(More)
The modulation of neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptors by alpha 2 receptors in the nucleus tractus solitarii (Sol) of the rat was evaluated using quantitative receptor autoradiography and measurements of mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate. The receptor autoradiographical experiments showed that clonidine (10 nM), a selective alpha 2 receptor agonist,(More)
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