Objective: The aim was to examine the effects of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) 99-126 and ANF 103-126, an N-terminal shortened analogue of the peptide, on the plasma renin activity response to captopril, an inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Design: Two protocols were performed. In the first protocol, subjects were studied on three occasions. Captopril 25 mg was given and a 60 minute infusion of 5% D-glucose (placebo), or ANF 99-126 3 or 10 pmol/kg/min, was administered in a single blind randomized manner. The second protocol was divided in two parallel phases comparing ANF 103-126 either 3 or 10 pmol/kg/min to placebo. Subjects: Thirty-three salt-replete healthy male volunteers aged 21-39 years were studied in the supine position. Measurements: Plasma renin activity, plasma ANF 99-126 and ANF 103-126 levels, heart rate and blood pressure were measured. Results: Compared to placebo infusion, the rise in plasma renin activity after captopril was attenuated by ANF 99-126 infusion (from 755% of baseline to 294% by ANF 99-126 3 pmol/kg/min and from 755 to 202% by 10 pmol/kg/min; P < 0.03 and P < 0.01 respectively). The comparable findings with ANF 103-126 were 492 to 218% (3 pmol/kg/min) and 645 to 364% (10 pmol/kg/min) (P < 0.01 and P < 0.01 respectively). Conclusions: The results, takin in conjunction with previous findings, suggest that atrial natriuretic factor inhibits in a non-selective manner the renin response to all secretagogues so far tested in man. The current results also suggest that the anti-renin action of atrial natriuretic factor does not depend on the first four N-terminal amino acids of the native peptide.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|