Endothelin converting enzyme-1 gene expression in the kidney of spontaneously hypertensive rats.


Abnormal renal handling of water and sodium is implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Alteration of renal endothelin-1 synthesis is also reported in SHR. Endothelin-1, a potent vasoconstrictor and regulator of sodium reabsorption in the nephron, has a pathophysiological potential in the development of… (More)


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