A physico-chemical comparison of aortic receptors in rat hypertension models

Walter J. Meyer, Nancy R. Nichols, Hanh H. Nguyen

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Rat models of genetic hypertension include spontaneous hypertension and resistance or sensitivity to mineralocorticoid and salt induced hypertension. Previously, altered aldosterone binding to corticoid receptor I was found in aortic smooth muscle cells cultured from Fischer 344 rats which are extremely resistant to steroid and salt induced hypertension. The cortocoid receptor I of Fisher 344 rats had a lower affinity than that of salt sensitive Wistar-Kyoto controls, as well as spontaneously hypertensive rats and Sprague-Dawley rats. In the present study, we have used DEAE-cellulose ion exchange chromatography to compare the structure (charge properties) and steroid specificity of vascular corticoid receptor I and II sites in these same rat hypertension models. No variations in ion exchange properties of type I and II receptors were found. Together with the lower aldosterone affinity of corticoid receptor I sites in Fischer 344 rats these data suggest an altered binding domain which is not seen as a difference in charge density of the receptor protein by ion exchange chromatography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1236
Number of pages6
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 6 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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