Vascular reactivity in chronic Goldblatt two kidney-one clip hypertensive rats
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We studied the possible contribution of increased vascular reactivity in the chronic phase of Goldblatt two kidney-one clip hypertension. Vascular reactivity was evaluated in aortic strips from hypertensive rats (16 weeks after inducing hypertension) and age-matched control rats. The findings were: a) increased sensitivity to vasopressin in the aortic tissue of hypertensive rats, b) a similar response to angiotensin II, noradrenaline and KCl in hypertensive and control rats, and c) reduced maximal response to angiotensin II compared with other vasoconstrictors in both groups of rats. These results suggest a possible role for vasopressin in the chronic phase of this model of hypertension.
Key wordsGoldblatt two kidney-one clip hypertension vascular reactivity noradrenaline vasopresin angiotensin
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