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AIMS A neural mechanism regulating aquaporin (AQP) water channels in the kidney was investigated. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Renal denervation was induced by painting the renal vessels with 10% phenol. The expression of AQP1-4 proteins was determined in the denervated and contralateral kidneys. The expression was also examined in rats(More)
OBJECTIVES Roles for vascular endothelial hormones in body fluid balance have been variously suggested. The present study was aimed at investigating whether the plasma endothelin is altered in responses to acute and chronic perturbations in body fluid balance. METHODS Effects of intravenous infusion of MG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), a(More)
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