Aldosterone release during the sleep-wake cycle in humans.

  title={Aldosterone release during the sleep-wake cycle in humans.},
  author={Anne Charloux and Claude Gronfier and Evelyne Lonsdorfer-Wolf and François Piquard and Gabrielle Brandenberger},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={276 1 Pt 1},
The aim of this study was to assess the relative influence on the 24-h aldosterone profile of the adrenocorticotropic system, primarily modulated by a circadian rhythmicity, and the renin-angiotensin system, which is influenced by sleep. Cortisol, plasma renin activity (PRA), and aldosterone were measured for 24 h in healthy subjects under basal conditions… CONTINUE READING