Aldosterone binding sites in aortic cell cultures from spontaneously hypertensive rats

Nancy R. Nichols, Charles E. Hall, Walter J. Meyer

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Spontaneously hypertensive rats and rats made hypertensive by deoxycorticosteronesalt treatment have in common increased Na+and K+permeability and transport in their aortic cells. These changes may be important factors in the development of the hypertensive state and may be mediated by mineralocorticoid binding to intracellular sites in the aorta. Therefore, we examined 3Haldosterone binding in aortic cell cultures from spontaneously hypertensive rats and normotensive WLstar-Kyoto rats. Vascular corticoid binding sites in the two strains were compared by Scatchard analysis of Kdand Bmax, pH and temperature stability, and subcellular binding. By all of these criteria we found that aldosterone binding sites in cultured aortic cells are similar in the hypertensive and normotensive rats. These results indicate that the underlying genetic defect in spontaneous hypertension is not an intrinsic cellular defect which alters mineralocorticoid binding in the aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-651
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982



  • Aorta
  • Cell culture
  • Dexamethasone
  • Hypertension
  • Mineralocorticoid
  • Vascular smooth muscle
  • Wistar-Kyoto rat

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  • Internal Medicine

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