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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 25

of 'Mechanism of action of diuretics'

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Effects of hydrochlorothiazide on Na-K-ATPase activity along the rat nephron.
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Garg LC, Narang N
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Kidney Int. 1987;31(4):918.
 
Na-K-ATPase activity was determined in seven nephron segments of five-week-old, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) with or without continuous hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) treatment for seven days. For comparison, the effects of HCTZ treatment on Na-K-ATPase activity in the nephron segments of age-matched normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were also determined. Na-K-ATPase activity in proximal convoluted tubule (PCT), medullary thick ascending limb (MTAL), cortical thick ascending limb (CTAL), distal convoluted tubule (DCT) and cortical collecting duct (CCD) was significantly lower in HCTZ-treated SHR compared to control (untreated) SHR. However, there was no significant difference in Na-K-ATPase activity in proximal straight tubule (PST) and medullary collecting duct (MCD) between HCTZ-treated and control SHR. HCTZ treatment also produced a significant decrease in blood pressure (BP) and creatinine clearance (CCr) in SHR. On the other hand, HCTZ treatment did not produce a significant change in Na-K-ATPase activity in PCT, PST, MTAL, CTAL and MCD, in BP or in CCr in WKY. However, HCTZ treatment produced a decrease in the enzyme activity in the DCT and an increase in the enzyme activity in the CCD in WKY. The decrease in Na-K-ATPase activity in almost all nephron segments from SHR may be due to a significant decrease in CCr produced by HCTZ. On the other hand, a decrease in Na-K-ATPase activity in the DCT with an increase in the enzyme activity in the CCD from WKY suggest that renal compensation to the natriuretic effect of HCTZ occurs by an increase inNa+ reabsorption in the CCD.
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