Edwin Weidley

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The angiotensin II (AII) antagonist activity of (E)-alpha-[[2-butyl-1-[(4-carboxyphenyl)methyl]-1H-imidazol-5- yl]methylene]-2-thiophenepropanoic acid (SK&F 108566), was examined in a number of in vitro and in vivo assays. In rat and human adrenal cortical membranes, SK&F 108566 displaced specifically bound [125I]AII with IC50 of 9.2 and 3.9 nM,(More)
The involvement of central alpha-noradrenergic receptors in intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) was studied. Dose-response curves were established for the blockade of ICSS by the antipsychotic drugs chlorpromazine, thioridazine, clozapine, and pimozide and the alpha-antagonist phenoxybenzamine. Antagonism of the facilitation, produced by the central(More)
The angiotensin II antagonistic activity of SB 203220, [E-alpha-[[2-butyl-1-(4-carboxy-1-naphthalenyl)methyl]-1H- imidazol-5-yl]-methylene]-2-thiophene-propanic acid], was examined in several in vitro and in vivo assays. SB 203220 displaced [125I]angiotensin II binding from a variety of tissues including the cloned human AT1 receptor (IC(50)5-15 nM). SB(More)
Two angiotensin II (AII) receptor subtypes, AT1 and AT2, have recently been identified based on their relative affinities for selective peptide and nonpeptide antagonists. In the present study we used various AII peptide analogs, the AT1 subtype selective antagonists, DuP 753 and SK&F 108566, and the AT2 subtype selective antagonists, WL-19 and CGP 42112A,(More)
This study was designed to determine if atriopeptin II (AP II) has any direct action on glomerular arterioles in vitro. Single superficial afferent or efferent arterioles were dissected from rabbit kidney, cannulated with micropipettes, and changes in lumen diameter were measured. The effect of AP II (10-(12)-10(-7) M) was tested alone or in arterioles(More)
In a continuing effort to design more potent renal vasopressin (V2 receptor) antagonists, we have focused our attention on the carboxy-terminal tripeptide tail (Pro-Arg-Gly-NH2), a fragment common to both agonists and antagonists. Vasopressin antagonist analogues having a dibasic dipeptide tail, e.g., Arg-Arg-NH2 or Arg-Lys-NH2, attached directly to the(More)
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