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Thin sections and freeze-fracture replicas were used to investigate the ultrastructural changes associated with renin secretion from the juxtaglomerular part of the afferent arteriole of male mice. Adrenalectomized animals in which renin secretion was stimulated by furosemide application and bleeding were also studied. Exocytosis of mature electron-dense(More)
The neuropeptides galanin (GAL) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) are upregulated in spinal and vagal sensory as well as in cranial motor neurons after axonal transection. In this study an increase of both peptides is demonstrated in axotomized principal ganglionic neurons (PGN) of the rat sympathetic superior cervical ganglion by use of(More)
In a previous study of the changes in glomerular structure in the isolated perfused kidney (IPK), perfusion at high pressures lead to an enlargement of the glomerular tuft and to the formation of giant capillaries. The present paper analyzes the morphological and dimensional changes of the peripheral glomerular capillary wall under these circumstances. The(More)
The localization of renin, converting enzyme (CE) and angiotensin II (ANG II) in the kidneys of rats and mice was investigated with immunocytochemical methods. According to the presence and specific intrarenal localization of these components of the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS) our results suggest that in addition to the well known systemic effects of the(More)
Our previous studies have provided evidence for the existence of an intrinsic renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the rat pancreas, which may play a role in the regulation of pancreatic microcirculation and ductal secretion. Such a pancreatic RAS has recently shown to be activated by chronic hypoxia. The activation of a local RAS in the pancreas by chronic(More)
The process of inflammation is accompanied by an alteration of leukocyte-endothelial dynamics. Reciprocal changes in the endothelium and the white cell permit the leukocyte to relinquish its normal free-flowing state in order to roll, arrest, and emigrate through the endothelium. Although intravital microscopy is an established method to observe this(More)
Intracellular recordings were made in juxtaglomerular granulated (JG) cells and in vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cells in afferent arterioles of hydronephrotic mouse kidneys. Both cell types did not differ in their passive and active electrical membrane properties; membrane potential was about -58 mV, input resistance exceeded 400 M omega, and JG as well as(More)
A wave front of increased free calcium traversing the egg at fertilization is demonstrated in the sea urchin Lytechinus pictus. The use of the fluorescent calcium chelator fura-2 in combination with low-light-level TV microscopy and image processing allows the visualization of the Ca2+ wave front with high spatial and temporal resolution. Such a wave is(More)
It was the aim of the present study to get insight into some of the intracellular mechanisms by which the vasoconstrictor hormones angiotensin II (ANG II), arginine vasopressin (AVP), and norepinephrine (NE) inhibit renin release from renal juxtaglomerular cells. To this end a primary cell culture from rat renal cortex was established that consisted of 50%(More)