Minolfa C. Prieto-Carrasquero

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Distal nephron renin may provide a possible pathway for angiotensin (Ang) I generation from proximally delivered angiotensinogen. To examine the effects of Ang II on distal nephron renin, we compared renin protein and mRNA expression in control and Ang II-infused rats. Kidneys from sham (n=9) and Ang II-infused (80 ng/kg per minute, 13 days, n=10)(More)
Recently, the focus of interest on the role of the renin angiotensin system in the pathophysiology of hypertension has shifted towards greater emphasis on new developments in local renin angiotensin systems in specific tissues. We have focused our recent investigations on the role of the intrarenal-intratubular RAS in hypertension. All of the components(More)
Renin in collecting duct cells is upregulated in chronic angiotensin II-infused rats via angiotensin II type 1 receptors. To determine whether stimulation of collecting duct renin is a blood pressure-dependent effect; changes in collecting duct renin and associated parameters were assessed in both kidneys of 2-kidney, 1-clip Goldblatt hypertensive (2K1C)(More)
Prieto-Carrasquero, Minolfa C., Hiroyuki Kobori, Yuri Ozawa, Astrid Gutiérrez, Dale Seth, and L. Gabriel Navar. AT1 receptormediated enhancement of collecting duct renin in angiotensin II-dependent hypertensive rats. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 289: F632–F637, 2005. First published May 3, 2005; doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00462.2004.— Angiotensin II (ANG(More)
The goal of this study was to characterize the impact of induction or inhibition of the heme-HO system on renal apoptosis in clipped and non-clipped kidneys from 2K1C hypertensive rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats had a 0.25 mm silver clip placed around the left renal artery. Four groups of rats were studied: sham operated animals, 2K1C control rats, 2K1C rats(More)
Studies in humans and animal models indicate a key contribution of angiotensin II to the pathogenesis of glomerular diseases. To examine the role of type 1 angiotensin (AT1) receptors in glomerular inflammation associated with autoimmune disease, we generated MRL-Faslpr/lpr (lpr) mice lacking the major murine type 1 angiotensin receptor (AT1A); lpr mice(More)
Recent findings related to the renin-angiotensin system have provided a more elaborated understanding of the pathophysiology of hypertension and kidney diseases. These findings have led to unique concepts and issues regarding the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system. Angiotensinogen is the only known substrate for renin that is the rate-limiting enzyme of(More)
Elevations in intrarenal angiotensin II (Ang II) cause reductions in renal function and sodium excretion that contribute to progressive hypertension and lead to renal and vascular injury. Augmentation of intrarenal Ang II occurs by several processes, leading to levels much greater than can be explained from the circulating levels. In Ang II-dependent(More)
Angiotensin (Ang) II-infused hypertensive rats exhibit increases in renal angiotensinogen mRNA and protein, as well as urinary angiotensinogen excretion in association with increased intrarenal Ang II content. The present study was performed to determine if the augmentation of intrarenal angiotensinogen requires activation of Ang II type 1 (AT1) receptors.(More)
Chronic ANG II infusions lead to increases in intrarenal ANG II levels, hypertension, and tissue injury. Increased blood pressure also elicits increases in renal interstitial fluid (RIF) ATP concentrations that stimulate cell proliferation. We evaluated the contribution of purinergic receptor activation to ANG II-induced renal injury in rats by treating(More)