Identification of alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes in rat renal proximal tubules.

Although the existence of alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes has been suggested in the kidney, their characterization in the proximal tubules has not been reported. This study was undertaken to characterize the alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes in the renal proximal tubules. [3H]Prazosin bound to proximal tubules with a KD of 106 +/- 17 pM and a Bmax of 152 +/- 9… CONTINUE READING