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

Preliminary observations of the acute effects of selective serum thromboxane inhibition and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition on blood pressure and renal hemodynamics in hypertensive humans.

CGS 13080, a selective thromboxane synthetase inhibitor, was given intravenously (0.6 mg/kg over 6 hours) to eight hypertensive (diastolic 95-115 mm Hg) euvolemic caucasian females on their customary salt intake (24 hour urine Na: 142.9 +/- 14.8 meq). No change occurred in blood pressure or glomerular filtration rate (GFR): 95.2 +/- 7.2, control versus 95.0 +/- 9.0, CGS 13080 (ml/min); or renal plasma flow (RPF): 363.2 +/- 34.2, control, versus 373.2 +/- 31.2, CGS 13080, (ml/min). Prostaglandin production was altered: platelet generation of thromboxane B2 83.3 +/- 10.9, control, versus 5.4 +/- 1.8, CGS 13080 (ng/hr) (P less than .001); urinary prostaglandin E (PGE) 249.0 +/- 56.3, control, versus 443.9 +/- 79.8, CGS 13080 (ng/6 hr) (P = .06); urinary 6-ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha) 188.6 +/- 23.4, control, versus 287.9 +/- 21.8, CGS 13080 (ng/6 hr) (P = .01); urinary thromboxane B2 54.8 +/- 12.9, control, versus 58.6 +/- 20.3 CGS 13080 (ng/6 hr) (P = NS). Serum levels of renin, angiotensin II and aldosterone were not altered by CGS 13080. Captopril when dosed to lower diastolic blood pressure 5-7 mm Hg did not significantly affect GFR, RPF or RVR. Nor did it affect platelet generation of thromboxane B2 or urine concentrations of PGE, 6-keto-PGF1 alpha or thromboxane B2. Captopril did increase renin levels 1.2 +/- 0.2, control, versus 2.9 +/- 1.1, captopril (ng/ml/hr) (P = NS), but did not statistically change angiotensin II, or aldosterone levels.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


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