Angiotensin II and angiotensin-(1-7) effects on free cytosolic sodium, intracellular pH, and the Na(+)-H+ antiporter in vascular smooth muscle.


The aim of the present study was to define the effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) and Ang-(1-7) on free cytosolic Na+ (Na+i), intracellular pH (pHi), and the Na(+)-H+ antiporter in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells from rat aorta. Cells were loaded with either BCECF-AM or SBFI-AM for measurement of pHi and Na+i, respectively. Ang II (10(-6) mol/L… (More)


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