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Title: Cytosolic calcium changes induced by angiotensin II in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells are mediated via angiotensin II subtype 1 receptors
Authors: Lijnen, Paul ×
Fagard, Robert
Petrov, Victor #
Issue Date: Aug-1997
Series Title: Journal of hypertension vol:15 issue:8 pages:871-6
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of angiotensin II (AII) (1-8) on cytosolic free calcium concentrations in the absence and in the presence of the selective angiotensin subtype 1 (AT1) receptor antagonist losartan and of the selective angiotensin subtype 2-receptor antagonist P-186 in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). We also assessed the effect of the AII analogues AII (2-8), AII (3-8) and AII (4-8) on the cytosolic free-calcium concentration in human PBMC. METHODS: The cytosolic free-calcium concentration was assayed in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells by measuring the fluorescence of fura-2 entrapped by these cells. RESULTS: Administration of AII caused a concentration-dependent increase in the cytosolic free-calcium concentration in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells with a half-maximal increase at 5 x 10(-8) mol/l. Also administration of the heptapeptide AII (2-8) increased the intracellular free-calcium concentration in human PBMC, whereas AII (3-8) and AII (4-8) had no effect. The AII (1-8)-induced rise in cytosolic free-calcium concentration was blocked completely by losartan but not by P-186. CONCLUSION: Our data demonstrate that the effects of AII on the cytosolic free-calcium concentration in human PBMC are AT1 receptor-mediated since they were abolished by the specific AII AT1 receptor antagonist losartan but not by the specific angiotensin subtype 2 receptor antagonist P-186.
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ISSN: 0263-6352
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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