Improved cardiovascular autonomic modulation in transgenic rats expressing an Ang-(1-7)-producing fusion protein

Improved cardiovascular autonomic modulation in transgenic rats expressing an Ang-(1-7)-producing fusion protein

Author Dartora, Daniela Ravizzoni Google Scholar
Irigoyen, Maria-Claudia Google Scholar
Casali, Karina Rabello Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moraes-Silva, Ivana C. Google Scholar
Bertagnolli, Mariane Google Scholar
Bader, Michael Google Scholar
Santos, Robson A. S. Google Scholar
Abstract Angiotensin-(1-7) counterbalances angiotensin II cardiovascular effects. However, it has yet to be determined how cardiovascular autonomic modulation may be affected by chronic and acute elevation of Ang-(1-7). Hemodynamics and cardiovascular autonomic profile were evaluated in male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and transgenic rats (TGR) overexpressing Ang-(1-7) [TGR(A1-7) 3292]. Blood pressure (BP) was directly measured while cardiovascular autonomic modulation was evaluated by spectral analysis. TGR received A-779 or vehicle and SD rats received Ang-(1-7) or vehicle and were monitored for 5 h after i.v. administration. In another set of experiments with TGR, A-779 was infused for 7 days using osmotic mini pumps. Although at baseline no differences were observed, acute administration of A-779 in TGR produced a marked long-lasting increase in BP accompanied by increased BP variability (BPV) and sympathetic modulation to the vessels. Likewise, chronic administration of A-779 with osmotic mini pumps in TGR increased heart rate, sympathovagal balance, BPV, and sympathetic modulation to the vessels. Administration of Ang-(1-7) to SD rats increased heart rate variability values in 88% accompanied by 8% of vagal modulation increase and 18% of mean BP reduction. These results show that both acute and chronic alteration in the Ang-(1-7)-Mas receptor axis may lead to important changes in the autonomic control of circulation, impacting either sympathetic and (or) parasympathetic systems.
Keywords renin-angiotensin system
blood pressure
autonomic nervous system
heart rate variability
spectral analysis
Language English
Sponsor CAPES
Date 2017
Published in Canadian Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology. Ottawa, v. 95, n. 9, p. 993-998, 2017.
ISSN 0008-4212 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Canadian Science Publishing, Nrc Research Press
Extent 993-998
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000408322600002

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