Modulation of adrenergic receptors during regression of cardiac hypertrophy.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether alpha 1- or beta-adrenergic receptors are altered during regression of cardiac hypertrophy produced by antihypertensive agents. DESIGN AND METHODS Cardiac hypertrophy was induced in rats by aortic banding. After 6 weeks banding the rats were treated with an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (enalapril), an alpha… (More)