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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Regulation of the adrenal renin angiotensin system in cultured bovine zona glomerulosa cells: effect of catecholamines.

The renin-angiotensin system consists of two main enzymes, renin and angiotensin-converting enzyme, which lead to the formation of angiotensin-II. Angiotensin-II is a potent vasoconstrictor and stimulates the production of aldosterone. In this study we examined the effect of ACTH, potassium, (Bu)2cAMP (dbcAMP), and catecholamines on the adrenal renin-angiotensin system. To study the production of renin and aldosterone in vitro, we developed a monolayer culture of bovine zona glomerulosa cells in serum-free medium. Collagenase-dispersed zona glomerulosa cells were incubated in Pasadena Foundation for Medical Research-4 medium containing 10% fetal calf serum for 72 h, and the medium was replaced with serum-free medium for the next 24 h of the experimental period. The cells during this 24 h were exposed to various doses of ACTH, potassium, dbcAMP, and sympathomimetic agents. ACTH and dbcAMP stimulated aldosterone secretion, and this secretion was associated with an increase in renin activity in cells and medium. Aldosterone was also stimulated by high doses of potassium, and potassium had a stimulatory effect on the secretion of renin in medium. Catecholamines had a weak stimulating effect on aldosterone secretion and were potent stimulators of adrenal renin activity in cells and medium. Dopamine had no significant effect on basal aldosterone secretion or renin activity in cells and medium. In conclusion, these data indicate that adrenal renin is synthesized in bovine zona glomerulosa cells in vitro, and that ACTH and dbcAMP stimulate adrenal renin and aldosterone production. Furthermore, adrenal renin, like renal renin, may be under the control of the sympathetic nervous system.[1]


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