Roland Taugner

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The occurrence and distribution of renin was investigated in meso- and metanephric kidneys of pig embryos in various gestational stages. The immunohistochemical peroxidase-antiperoxidase-method (PAP) was used on paraffin sections after application of an antiserum against mouse renin which cross reacts with pig renin. Renin immunoreactivity was already found(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)
The differentiation of the juxtaglomerular apparatus in fetuses and newborn mice was investigated by renin immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. Three to four days before delivery and prior to other organs renin was found in the fetal kidney. At this early time immunoreactivity was preferentially located in cells of the media of interlobular(More)
The vascular pole of the juxtaglomerular apparatus in Tupaia belangeri was studied with special reference to the intercellular contacts of the periendothelial cells and the endothelium of the vas afferens. The periendothelial cells of the vascular pole of the glomerulum are connected by numerous gap junctions; and the granulated epithelial cells are(More)
In immunocytochemical experiments on human kidney tissue with an antiserum directed against the prosegment of renin, only juvenile granules were clearly labeled. As the concentration of renin increases from protogranules to more mature granules, while the concentration of its prosegment decreases to subthreshold levels, it is assumed that the cleavage of(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)
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)