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Dopamine plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension by regulating epithelial sodium transport and by interacting with vasoactive hormones/humoral factors, such as aldosterone, angiotensin, catecholamines, endothelin, oxytocin, prolactin pro-opiomelancortin, reactive oxygen species, renin, and vasopressin. Dopamine receptors are classified(More)
Abnormalities in D1 dopamine receptor function in the kidney are present in some types of human essential and rodent genetic hypertension. We hypothesize that increased activity of G protein-coupled receptor kinase type 4 (GRK4) causes the impaired renal D1 receptor function in hypertension. We measured renal GRK4 and D1 and serine-phosphorylated D1(More)
The dopaminergic and renin-angiotensin systems interact to regulate blood pressure. Because this interaction may be perturbed in genetic hypertension, we studied D1 dopamine and AT1 angiotensin receptors in immortalized renal proximal tubule (RPT) and A10 aortic vascular smooth muscle cells. In normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats, the D1-like agonist(More)
D(5) dopamine receptor (D(5)R)-deficient (D(5)(-/-)) mice have hypertension that is aggravated by an increase in sodium intake. The present experiments were designed to test the hypothesis that a dysregulation of renal sodium transporters is related to the salt sensitivity in D(5)(-/-) mice. D(5)R was expressed in the renal proximal tubule, thick ascending(More)
During conditions of moderate sodium excess, the dopaminergic system regulates blood pressure and water and electrolyte balance by engendering natriuresis. Dopamine exerts its effects on dopamine receptors, including the dopamine D(3) receptor. G protein-coupled receptor kinase 4 (GRK4), whose gene locus (4p16.3) is linked to essential hypertension,(More)
Dopaminergic and endothelin systems participate in the control blood pressure by regulating sodium transport in the renal proximal tubule. Disruption of either the endothelin B receptor (ETB) or D(3) dopamine receptor gene in mice produces hypertension. To examine whether these two receptors interact we studied the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously(More)
The present study investigated the effect of dopamine D1-like receptor stimulation on the Cl-/HCO3- exchange activity in rat intestinal epithelial IEC-6 cells. The Cl-/HCO3- exchange activity was found to be a chloride-dependent, DIDS-sensitive and niflumate-insensitive process. The presence of the SLC26A6 anion exchanger was detected by both RT-PCR and(More)
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