, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 941–943 | Cite as

Relationship between the renal kallikrein activity and the urinary excretion of kallikrein in rats

  • M. Marin-Grez
  • G. Schaechtelin
  • G. Bönner
Specialia Physiologica


Adrenalectomy reduces, and sodium depletion increases, both the daily urinary excretion of kallikrein and the kallikrein activity in the renal cortex. These 2 variables were found to correlate significantly in normal, sodium depleted and adrenalectomized rats, thus supporting the view that kallikrein excretion reflects the activity of the enzyme in the kidney.


Enzyme Sodium Urinary Excretion Renal Cortex Sodium Depletion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Marin-Grez
    • 1
  • G. Schaechtelin
    • 1
  • G. Bönner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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