Peripheral hypertension and alterations in pulmonary vascular regulation.

We have recently reported in normal isolated-perfused rat lungs that low basal tone appears to be regulated by nitric oxide (NO)-dependent and -independent mechanisms of soluble guanylate cyclase activation. In this study, we examined the role of NO in the regulation of pulmonary artery (PA) tone from rats with renin-dependent hypertension. Rats were made… CONTINUE READING