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Title: Beta-adrenoceptors and the regulation of blood pressure and plasma renin during exercise
Authors: Hespel, Peter ×
Lijnen, Paul
Vanhees, Luc
Fagard, Robert
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Jan-1986
Series Title: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) vol:60 issue:1 pages:108-13
Abstract: The relative role of beta 1- and beta 2-adrenoceptors in the regulation of blood pressure and plasma renin at rest and during exercise was studied in 17 normal male volunteers. They performed, in a randomized order and according to a double-blind crossover study design, three graded and uninterrupted exercise tests until exhaustion after being pretreated during 3 consecutive days with a placebo, with a predominantly beta 1-blocker (atenolol, 50 mg once/day), or with a predominantly beta 2-blocker (ICI 118551, 20 mg 3 times/day). Both drugs caused a decrease of heart rate, but the reduction by ICI 118551 was less pronounced at rest and no additional decline occurred at exercise. ICI 118551 did not affect blood pressure at rest, but during exercise diastolic blood pressure was higher than after a placebo. Atenolol lowered systolic blood pressure at rest and suppressed the exercise-induced increase in systolic blood pressure. At rest and during exercise plasma renin activity was lowered by predominantly beta 1-blockade and unchanged during beta 2-antagonism. The exercise-induced increase in plasma renin was, however, not affected by the beta 1-blocker. After atenolol the urinary excretion of aldosterone was decreased but the plasma aldosterone concentration was not changed. ICI 118551 did not alter plasma or urinary aldosterone. Our results therefore provide further evidence that the adrenoceptors mediating the release of renin at rest and during exercise in humans are partially of the beta 1-subtype, whereas beta 2-adrenergic receptors probably play only a minor role in the control of renin secretion, especially at exercise.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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ISSN: 8750-7587
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
Exercise Physiology Research Group
× corresponding author
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