Functional role of local angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in adrenal catecholamine secretion in vivo.

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether exogenous angiotensin I (AngI) is locally converted to angiotensin II (AngII), which in turn results in an increase in the adrenal catecholamine (CA) secretion in the adrenal gland in anesthetized dogs. Plasma CA concentrations in adrenal venous and aortic blood were determined by an HPLC… CONTINUE READING