Joseph P Gilmore

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Kininase II (angiotensin I-converting enzyme) is generally accepted to be the enzyme responsible for the conversion of angiotensin I (A I) to angiotensin II (A II). This study examined the response of the microvasculature of the hamster cheek pouch to the local application of A I, A II, and the renin substrate, tetradecapeptide (TDP). A I and TDP caused a(More)
The effects of increases in serum osmolality on renal function and plasma levels of radioimmunoassayable prolactin (PRL) and luteinizing hormone (LH) were examined during intracarotid (IC) infusions of hypertonic NaCl in conscious dogs with a sustained water diuresis (SWD). A 10 minute bilateral IC infusion of 45 mumole/kg X min X artery of NaCl during SWD(More)
The responses to changes in transmural pressure were investigated in pulmonary allograft and cheek pouch arterioles in two oxygen environments. Neonatal hamster lung tissue was transplanted into adult hamster cheek pouches. After vascularization (8-10 days), pulmonary and cheek pouch vessels were observed by intravital microscopy in hamsters anesthetized(More)
We characterized the influence of high pressure and low pressure intravascular receptors on renal nerve activity in the pentobarbital sodium-anesthetized nonhuman primate Macaca fascicularis. Epinephrine-induced increases in arterial pressure were used to stimulate high pressure receptors, and intravascular volume expansion was used to stimulate both high(More)
Increased reactivity to vasoconstrictor agents and decreased arteriolar luminal diameter have been implicated in the maintenance of hypertension. The same hamster cheek pouch microvessels were tested for angiotensin I (Ang I) and angiotensin II (Ang II) reactivity before and 10 to 14 days after Grollman (two-kidney, one figure-8) or sham operation.(More)
We transplanted neonatal hamster renal tissue into a hamster check pouch chamber and subjected the renal tissue to increases and decreases in extravascular pressure. A decrease in extra-vascular pressure decreased, and an increase in extravascular pressure increased, the diameter of preglomerular arterioles. Thus, the change in preglomerular arteriolar(More)
We determined the contribution of the dorsal roots, vagi, and sino-aortic nerves to the renal responses to acute isotonic, isooncotic intravascular volume expansion in the nonhuman primate, Macaca fascicularis. Expansion of the estimated blood volume by 15% produced a significant natriuresis and diuresis. There was no significant difference between the time(More)
Recent evidence indicates that mammalian atria contain a substance that produces a rapid onset natriuresis in anesthetized rats. In the present experiments, small portions of human right atria obtained from patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery, as well as monkey atria and ventricles obtained from the Regional Primate Center, Seattle, were boiled or(More)
Studies were initiated to investigate the effects of hypoxia on the conversion of angiotensin I (AI) to angiotensin II (AII) in microvessels of the lung. Using the technique of allografting neonatal lung tissue into the cheek pouch of normal hamsters, the microvessels of the lung, pulmonary arterioles, and venules could be visualized and manipulated by(More)