Kevin Engels

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We conducted studies in conscious chronically catheterized, trained young (3-5 months) and old (18-20 months) rats to assess the impact of aging on baseline renin activity (PRA) and metabolic clearance rate (MCR) of angiotensin II (ANG II). We observed that under unstressed conditions the baseline values of PRA and plasma ANG II were no different in young(More)
It is generally accepted that gestational xenobiotic exposures result in systemic consequences in the adult F1 generation. However, data on detailed behavioral and cognitive consequences remain limited. Using our whole-body nanoparticle inhalation facility, pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats (gestational day [GD] 7) were exposed 4 d/wk to either filtered air(More)
Protection against puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) induced chronic renal disease in the Wistar Furth rat. Abstract: The Wistar Furth (WF) rat is protected against chronic renal disease (CRD) following 5/6 th ablation/infarction (A/I) vs the Sprague Dawley (SD) and protection was associated with preserved renal NO production. This study examined CRD induced(More)
Neutral endopeptidase 24.11 (NEP) inhibitors prevent breakdown of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), and may be useful therapeutically, in sodium overload states as often occurs in the aged. However, age-dependent changes in ANP/NEP may limit the activity of these agents in the elderly. To investigate this we conducted experiments in young, middle aged and(More)
Endothelin (ET) is a powerful vasopressor agent that is activated in a number of pathophysiologic states where renal perfusion is reduced. Since renal vasoconstriction occurs as part of renal aging, we investigated the possibility that ET may be activated in the old kidney. These experiments involved acutely blocking endogenous ET with Bosentan (a(More)
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