Distribution of prostaglandins E2 and 6-keto-F1 alpha production in dog kidneys.
Little is known about the distribution of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and prostacyclin (PGI2) production in the canine kidney. To determine the basal and stimulated profiles of PGE2 and PGI2 production along the corticomedullary axis of the dog kidney, a slice (0.5 mm thick, 10-50 mg) was obtained from six equally spaced zones along the axis (zone 1, medullary crest; zones 2 and 3, inner medulla; zone 4, outer medulla; and zones 5 and 6, cortex) and was divided into equal halves. One half of the slice was incubated with Krebs-Ringer buffer containing arachidonic acid (6.6 x 10(-4) M), bradykinin (9.4 x 10(-6) M), or indomethacin (10(-5) M), whereas the remaining half of each slice was similarly incubated in Krebs-Ringer buffer alone. The production of PGE2 and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha (the stable metabolite of PGI2) was determined by radioimmunoassay. Under basal conditions, both PGE2 and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha were highest in the innermost zones of the inner medulla (PGE2, 3,328 +/- 549 pg/mg; 6-keto-PGF 1 alpha, 1,611 +/- 129 pg/mg) and decreased exponentially to low levels in the cortex (PGE2, undetectable; 6-keto-PGF1 alpha, 13 +/- 2 pg/mg); this production was inhibited by indomethacin. Arachidonic acid significantly increased the production of PGE2 in all zones of the kidney and the production of 6-keto-PGF1 alpha only in zones 3-6.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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