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We used antisera to pure atrial natriuretic peptide to localise this peptide by immunocytochemistry in rat and human tissue. We showed that both rat and human atrial cardiocytes gave a positive reaction while ventricular cardiocytes were consistently negative. Peripheral islet cells in rat but not in human pancreas also showed positive staining for ANP. We(More)
Cardiac function was examined in 63 asymptomatic Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients, aged 30–50 years, using radionuclide ventriculography and exercise electrocardiography to investigate the possible existence of a specific diabetic heart disease. Comparisons were made with 45 age- and sex-matched non-diabetic controls. Radionuclide(More)
MRL/MP-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune disease. Serum from these mice contained significantly higher concentrations of nitrite/nitrate than serum from age-matched control MRL/MP-+/+ (MRL/+), BALB/c or CBA/6J mice. Spleen and peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced significantly more nitric oxide (NO) than those from the(More)
The distribution of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) in the kidney and its tumours has been studied using a polyclonal anti-EMA antiserum and the immunoperoxidase-antiperoxidase technique (PAP). Twelve fetal and 10 adult kidneys examined showed EMA to be confined to the distal tubular or collecting duct epithelium or their embryological precursors. The(More)
We describe a child with a neonatal presentation of Bartter’s syndrome. Unlike infants previously described with a similar clinical presentation, the urinary excretion rate of prostaglandin E2 in this child was similar to normal children and Tamm-Horsfall protein was distributed normally in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. The child failed to(More)
We have studied a series of 19 primary renal cell carcinomas using an antibody to pure human renin and the indirect PAP technique. Seven tumours contained immunoreactive renin. No renin was identified in seven cases of metastatic tumour within the kidney, but immunoreactive renin was present in two out of seven metastatic renal cell carcinomas in other(More)
Serum from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) contained significantly higher concentrations of IL-18 than normal individuals. MRL/lpr mice, which develop spontaneous lupus-like autoimmune disease, also had higher serum levels of IL-18 than wild-type MRL/++ mice. Daily injections of IL-18 or IL-18 plus IL-12 resulted in accelerated proteinuria,(More)
Glomerular tufts were removed and scanning electron microscopy was used to study the interior of Bowman's capsule, in order to identify atubular glomeruli. Normal renal cortex was studied from six kidneys removed for tumour and six renal transplants removed for end-stage rejection. Atubular glomeruli occurred in normal renal cortex in less than 1 percent of(More)
A prospective study of four children with nephroblastoma has demonstrated elevation of plasma inactive renin levels at the time of detection of recurrent disease. Three of the four children had been shown to have elevated inactive renin levels at their initial presentation with primary nephroblastoma. These levels returned to normal following operation and(More)
We have previously shown impaired ventricular function in asymptomatic middle-aged type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients who had no evidence of coronary artery disease. The diabetic patients had normal coronary angiograms but reduced ventricular ejection fraction on exercise. To examine the possible contribution of small vessel disease to this(More)