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Current Hypertension Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 298–303 | Cite as

Endothelin, the kidney, and hypertension

  • Joey P. Granger
  • Sean Abram
  • David Stec
  • Derrick Chandler
  • Joshua Speed
  • Babbette LaMarca
Article

Abstract

The kidneys play a central role in the long-term regulation of blood pressure and in the pathogenesis of hypertension. A common defect that has been found in all forms of hypertension examined to date is a hypertensive shift in the pressure-natriuresis relationship. A major objective of this brief review is to highlight some of the recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms whereby the renal endothelin system, via endothelin type A- and endothelin type B-receptor activation, modulates renal pressure-natriuresis and blood pressure regulation under normal physiologic conditions and in certain forms of hypertension.

Keywords

Preeclampsia Physiol Regul Integr Comp Placental Ischemia Renal Pressure Progressive Renal Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joey P. Granger
    • 1
  • Sean Abram
  • David Stec
  • Derrick Chandler
  • Joshua Speed
  • Babbette LaMarca
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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