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Titolo:
Differential effects of isoproterenol on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme in the rat heart and aorta
Autore:
Busatto, VCW; Cunha, V; Cicilini, MA; Mill, JG;
Indirizzi:
UFES, Dept Ciencias Fisiol, BR-29040090 Vitoria, ES, Brazil UFES Vitoria ES Brazil BR-29040090 BCiol, BR-29040090 Vitoria, ES, Brazil UFES, Dept Biol, BR-29040090 Vitoria, ES, Brazil UFES Vitoria ES Brazil BR-29040090 BCiol, BR-29040090 Vitoria, ES, Brazil
Titolo Testata:
BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
fascicolo: 3, volume: 32, anno: 1999,
pagine: 355 - 360
SICI:
0100-879X(199903)32:3<355:DEOIOT>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY; MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION; DENERVATED RATS; ACTIVATION;
Keywords:
angiotensin-converting enzyme; isoproterenol; cardiac hypertrophy; myocardial infarction; heart failure;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Mill, JG UFES,S,ept Ciencias Fisiol, Av Marechal Campos 1468, BR-29040090 Vitoria, E UFES Av Marechal Campos 1468 Vitoria ES Brazil BR-29040090 BCa, E
Citazione:
V.C.W. Busatto et al., "Differential effects of isoproterenol on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme in the rat heart and aorta", BRAZ J MED, 32(3), 1999, pp. 355-360

Abstract

The excessive stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors in the heart induces myocardial hypertrophy. There are several experimental data suggesting that this hypertrophy may also depend, at least partially, on the increase oflocal production of angiotensin II secondary to the activation of the cardiac renin-angiotensin system. In this study we investigated the effects of isoproterenol on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in theheart and also in the aorta and plasma. Male Wistar rats weighing 250 to 305 g were treated with a dose of (+/-)-isoproterenol (0.3 mg kg(-1) day(-1), N = 8) sufficient to produce cardiac hypertrophy without deleterious effects on the pumping capacity of the heart. Control rats (N = 7) were treatedwith vehicle (corn oil). The animals were killed one week later. ACE activity was determined in vitro in the four cardiac chambers, aorta and plasma by a fluorimetric assay. A significant hypertrophy was observed in both ventricular chambers. ACE activity in the atria remained constant after isoproterenol treatment. There was a significant increase (P<0.05) of ACE activity in the right ventricle (6.9 +/- 0.9 to 8.2 +/- 0.6 nmol His-Leu g(-1) min(-1)) and in the left ventricle (6.4 +/- 1.1 to 8.9 +/- 0.8 nmol His-Leu g(-1) min(-1)). In the aorta, however, ACE activity decreased (P<0.01) after isoproterenol (41 +/- 3 to 27 +/- 2 nmol His-Leu g(-1) min(-1)) while it remained unchanged;. in the plasma. These data suggest that ACE expression inthe heart can be increased by stimulation of beta-adrenoceptors. However, this effect is not observed on other local renin-angiotensin systems, such as the aorta. Our data also suggest that the increased sympathetic discharge and the elevated plasma concentration of catecholamines may contribute tothe upregulation of ACE expression in the heart after myocardial infarction and heart failure.

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