Immunoreactive endothelin-1 contents in brain regions from spontaneously hypertensive rats.

Abstract

To investigate the possible role of brain endothelin-1 (ET-1) in hypertension of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), we measured immunoreactive (ir) ET-1 contents in brain regions as well as plasma ir-ET-1 levels in SHRs aged 4-5 and 12-14 weeks and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) with a radioimmunoassay for ET-1. Systolic blood pressures of SHR… (More)

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