Endothelial renin-angiotensin pathway. Adrenergic regulation of angiotensin secretion

S S Tang, L Stevenson, V J Dzau
1990 Circulation Research  
Cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) express the complete renin-angiotensin system and secrete angiotensins. In this study, we examined the adrenergic influence on the secretion of angiotensins from BAECs. Angiotensins were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography and radioimmunoassay. At basal state, BAECs contain angiotensin I, angiotensin II, and angiotensin III at concentrations of 2.5±+1.3, 4.8±2.3, and 3.4± 1.5 pg/106 cells, respectively. Angiotensin I, angiotensin
more » ... nsin I, angiotensin II, and angiotensin III concentrations in the culture medium were 8.3+±4.4, 9.4+±3.5, and 9.9+±3.3 pg/106 cells, respectively. Isoproterenol (0.1-10 piM) increases secretion of angiotensins I, II, and III in a dose-dependent manner. Increase in angiotensin secretion induced by isoproterenol (10 ,uM) can be inhibited by P2-adrenoceptor antagonist ICI 118,551 (1 pM), but not by f3-adrenoceptor antagonist atenolol (1 ,uM). Forskolin (1-1,000 gM) mimics the isoproterenol-induced response. In contrast, a-adrenergic agonist phenylephrine (1-100 ,uM) inhibits the secretion. Pretreatment of BAECs with captopril (1 ,M) inhibits the accumulation of angiotensin II and angiotensin III in the culture medium, but not angiotensin I. These findings suggest that BAEC production and/or secretion of angiotensins is regulated by adrenergic mechanisms. (Circulation Research 1990;66:103-108)
doi:10.1161/01.res.66.1.103 pmid:2153059 fatcat:wpgrns3j2rhjbcujloeuznlsza