Prostaglandin-related renin release from rabbit renal cortical slices.
The possibility that 6-keto-prostaglandin E1 (6-keto-PGE1) affects renin release was studied using rabbit renal cortical slices, a preparation that eliminates hemodynamic, neural, and blood-borne factors that might influence renin release. The medium used for incubating the slices was collected for renin assay at the end of each of four successive 20-minute periods. Test agents were added only once, at the beginning of Period 3 (experimental period). Between Periods 3 an 4 (recovery period), the medium was aspirated and the slices rinsed with Krebs solution before replacing the medium. Renin release did not change in vehicle-treated slices. Unlike the PGI2-induced changes, the effects of 6-keto-PGE1 on renin release were sustained in Period 4. Indomethacin potentiated renin stimulation induced by 10 microM concentrations of PGI2 and 6-keto-PGE1 in Period 3 and by 6-keto-PGE1 in Period 4. Using platelet antiaggregatory activity as an index of stability, we found that PGI2 was largely inactivated within 10 minutes under the conditions used for incubating the slices (pH 7.4, 37 degrees C), while 6-keto-PGE1 was stable. The results lend further support to the concept that 6-keto PgE1 is capable of releasing renin through a direct action.
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