Increase in adrenomedullin gene expression in the left atrium and ventricle in the two-kidney one-clip renovascular hypertensive rats.

The 2-kidney 1-clip rat model was set up by clipping the left renal artery. At 5 weeks after clipping, there was an increase in preproadrenomedullin mRNA levels in both the left atria and the left ventricle. Adrenomedullin (AM) contents, however, increased in the left ventricle but decreased in the left atrium. These changes were not observed at 2 weeks… CONTINUE READING