Mariette Barthelmebs

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This study was designed to determine the involvement of AT(1) receptors in the uptake of ANG II in the kidney of rats exposed to differing salt intake. Male Wistar-Kyoto rats were treated with a normal-salt (NS; 1% NaCl, n = 7) or a low-salt (LS; 0.025% NaCl, n = 7) diet combined with (LS+Los, n = 7; NS+Los, n = 7) or without losartan (30 mg. kg(-1).(More)
Clear cell renal carcinoma (CCRC) is responsible for 2% of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is resistant to virtually all therapies, indicating the importance of a search for new therapeutic targets. Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is a polyprotein derived from normal and malignant cells that regulates cell growth. In the current study, we(More)
The vascular effects of loop diuretics were studied in two models designed to eliminate hemodynamic repercussions linked to sodium and water depletion: in vivo, in unilaterally nephrectomized rats with a contralateral uretero-venous shunt, and in vitro, in the isolated perfused rat kidney. In anesthetized rats, local vascular resistance was calculated from(More)
1. The interaction of losartan, a non-peptide specific AT1 receptor antagonist with the renal handling of lithium was analysed in conscious normotensive Wistar rats and compared with the known increase in renal tubular lithium reabsorption induced by the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin. 2. The rats were treated for five days with losartan(More)
1. The interaction of ramipril, an inhibitor of angiotensin I converting enzyme, with renal lithium handling was analysed in conscious normotensive Wistar rats and compared with the known increase in renal tubular lithium reabsorption induced by the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin. 2. The rats were treated for five days with ramipril (1(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent evidence suggests that tissue generation of angiotensins I and II depends on the level of the plasma components of the renin-angiotensin system and on tissue-specific processes. The present study was undertaken to clarify the possible relationship between plasma renin activity (PRA) and tissue angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity(More)
The signal transduction pathways involved in kinin B(2) receptor-related vasodilation were investigated in rat isolated perfused kidneys. During prostaglandin F(2alpha) or KCl-induced constriction, the vasodilator response to a selective B(2) receptor agonist, Tyr(Me)(8)bradykinin (Tyr(Me)(8)BK), was assessed. Tyr(Me)(8)BK produced a concentration- and(More)
1. Renal vasoconstriction in response to angiotensin II (ANGII) is known to be modulated by nitric oxide (NO). Since shear stress stimulates the release of a variety of vasoactive compounds from endothelial cells, we studied the impact of shear stress on the haemodynamic effect of ANGII in isolated perfused kidneys of rats under control conditions and(More)
L-Dopa is converted to dopamine by aromatic-L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC). In the kidney, proximal tubular epithelial cells are rich in AADC and urinary free dopamine excretion is a marker for endorenal extraneuronal dopamine synthesis. The urinary free dopamine excretion was analysed in a double-blind cross-over study after oral ingestion of L-Dopa or(More)
The inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme by ramipril, ramiprilat, enalapril, enalaprilat, and captopril was studied in the plasma and various tissues (lung, heart, renal cortex, renal medulla) of normotensive rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats. Displacement curves for [3H]ramiprilat were established on each tissue with the converting enzyme(More)