Low tonicity mediates a downregulation of cyclooxygenase-1 expression by furosemide in the rat renal papilla.

It is well known that loop diuretics enhance the renal excretion of prostanoids; therefore, this study aimed to characterize the influence of loop diuretics on the intrarenal expression of cyclooxygenases, which are the key enzymes for prostanoid formation. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were infused with furosemide (12 mg/kg per d) for 6 d, and the expression of… CONTINUE READING