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

Isolated hypoaldosteronism and abnormalities in renin, kallikrein, and prostaglandin.

To further define the pathophysiology of the syndrome of acquired isolated hypoaldosteronism, we determined plasma concentrations of active and inactive renin and urinary kallikrein and prostaglandin E2 excretion rates in 11 patients with the syndrome, 12 patients with similar serum creatinine levels, but without hyperkalemia, and in 12 normotensive patients with normal renal function and low plasma renin activities (PRA). Ten of 11 patients with the syndrome had low baseline PRA, and, unlike the control groups, six of 11 failed to double their PRA after furosemide stimulation. There were also consistent abnormalities in the percentage of inactive renin, no patient having a value less than and no control subjects having a value greater than 65%. Seven of 11 patients had prostaglandin E2 excretion rates lower than either control groups. Urinary kallikrein excretion rates in the patients with isolated hypoaldosteronism were significantly lower than in the control groups, but increased in response to therapy with fludrocortisone.[1]


  1. Isolated hypoaldosteronism and abnormalities in renin, kallikrein, and prostaglandin. Kaufman, J.S., Peck, M., Hamburger, R.J., Flamenbaum, W. Nephron (1986) [Pubmed]
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