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Centrally induced vasopressor and sympathetic responses to a novel endogenous peptide, adrenomedullin, in anesthetized rats.

Possible central actions of adrenomedullin were explored and compared with the peripheral effects by injecting it into the lateral ventricle, cisterna magna, and femoral vein in urethane-anesthetized rats. Adrenomedullin, 1.0 to 3.0 nmol/kg, injected intravenously (i.v.), caused a transient vasodepression of about 10 to 30 mm Hg, dose dependently, which lasted for < 15 min. On the other hand, intracerebroventricular (ICV) and intracisternal (IC) injections of adrenomedullin elicited sustained elevations of arterial pressure of gradual onset, dose dependently; the arterial pressure started to rise at about 3 min after the injection, and gained peak response after > 20 min. The pressor response lasted for > 2 h. Heart rate was not significantly influenced by these doses of adrenomedullin. The abdominal sympathetic outflow was markedly increased in relation to the blood pressure elevation. The time-course of the responses was quite similar with both ICV and IC injections. Hypotensive effects of i.v. injected adrenomedullin was partially attenuated, and the centrally induced vasopressor responses were abolished by the pretreatment with human calcitonin gene-related peptide (hCGRP)-receptor antagonist, hCGRP(8-37). These findings indicate that the receptors for adrenomedullin exist in the brain, and that the receptor site may be anatomically far from the surface of the brain and the ventricular system because the onset of the pressor response was delayed. Or, CGRP and adrenomedullin may share the same receptors, particularly in the brain.[1]


  1. Centrally induced vasopressor and sympathetic responses to a novel endogenous peptide, adrenomedullin, in anesthetized rats. Takahashi, H., Watanabe, T.X., Nishimura, M., Nakanishi, T., Sakamoto, M., Yoshimura, M., Komiyama, Y., Masuda, M., Murakami, T. Am. J. Hypertens. (1994) [Pubmed]
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