Decreased content in left atrium and increased plasma concentration of atrial natriuretic polypeptide in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and SHR stroke-prone.

The atrial contents and concentrations, and the plasma concentrations of atrial natriuretic polypeptide (ANP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and SHR stroke-prone (SHRSP) were measured and compared with those of age-matched Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) using a specific radioimmunoassay (RIA) for alpha-rat ANP (alpha-rANP). The contents of alpha-rANP-LI… CONTINUE READING