Renal Prostaglandin Synthesis and Metabolism in Normal and Hypertensive States

  • Catherine Limas


The impetus for studying prostaglandin synthesis and metabolism in hypertension derives largely from a consideration of their effects on the vascular system and the kidney. Through their actions on the vascular smooth muscle and water and electrolyte exchange in the kidney, prostaglandins may participate in the control of systemic blood pressure under physiological and/or pathological conditions.


Prostaglandin Synthesis Renal Medulla Precursor Fatty Acid Renal Papilla Renal Prostaglandin 
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  • Catherine Limas
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, and Departments of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyUniversity of Minnesota School of MedicineMinneapolisUSA

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