Studies of Prostaglandin Action on the Glomerular Microcirculation

  • Barry M. Brenner
  • Nestor Schor


There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that prostaglandins exert important physiological influences on the renal cortical microcirculation.1–4 We report here our findings regarding the actions of prostaglandins (PGs) E2 and I2 (prostacyclin) on the forces and flows that govern glomerular ultrafiltration in the Munich—Wistar rat.


Colloid Osmotic Pressure Tubule Fluid Inulin Concentration Renal Microcirculation Glomerular Hemodynamic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry M. Brenner
    • 1
  • Nestor Schor
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte PhysiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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