We previously demonstrated that angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor normalizes the up-regulated gene expression of vascular natriuretic peptide type A (NP-A) receptor in hypertensive rats. To elucidate the mechanism, we examined the effect of angiotensin II receptor (AT1) antagonist (TCV-116) and bradykinin receptor (B2) antagonist (Hoe 140) on the NP-A receptor mRNA level in the aorta of genetically hypertensive rats (SHR-SP/Izm) using ribonuclease protection assay. The effect of ACE inhibitor on the NP-A receptor mRNA level was completely abolished by a concomitant administration of Hoe 140, while TCV-116 did not show any significant effect on the NP-A receptor mRNA level. These results suggest that bradykinin plays an important role in the regulation of the vascular NP-A receptor gene expression.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jan 5|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology