Spontaneously hypertensive rats demonstrate increased renal vascular alpha 1-adrenergic receptor responsiveness.

To determine alpha 1-adrenergic receptor responsiveness of the renal vasculature in normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), phenylephrine (2.5 or 5.0 micrograms.kg-1.min-1 iv) or saline was infused. Effective renal blood flow (ERBF) and glomerular filtration rate were determined by p-aminohippuric acid and inulin… (More)