Cryoactivation fails to augment plasma renin activity in the cat

R. Golin, A. Morganti, I. Busnardo, L. Turolo, A. Stella, A. Zanchetti

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Active and cryoactivated renin (plasma renin) activity after incubation at -5°C for 4 days, were measured in cat plasma sampled before and during the following procedures: suprarenal aortic stenosis, electrical stimulation of the pons and mild hypotensive haemorrhage. Under all experimental conditions the values of plasma renin activity for both the activated and non-activated samples were similar. The absence of a cryoactivatable aliquot of renin suggests that in cat plasma the inactive form of the enzyme either is actually absent or has a liability to the action of cold different than in other animal species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-670
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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