Frozen sections of normal adrenal glands, obtained from patients undergoing unilateral nephrectomy for kidney cancer, were labeled in vitro with human [125I]ADM(1-52). Autoradiography and quantitative densitometry showed the presence of abundant ADM(1-52) binding sites in both zona glomerulosa (ZG) and capsular vessels, which were displaced with about the same efficiency by cold ADM(1-52) and rat ADM(1-50). The selective calcitonin gene-related peptide type 1 (CGRPI) ligand CGRP(8-37) eliminated, although less efficiently than ADMs, [125I]ADM(1-52) binding in the ZG, but not in the capsular vessels. These findings suggest the existence of different receptor subtypes for ADM in the human adrenal cortex. The CGRP(8-37)-sensitive receptors located in the ZG may mediate the well-known inhibitory effect of ADM on aldosterone secretion, while the CGRP(8-37)-insensitive receptors present in the capsular vessel may be involved in the ADM-induced rise in adrenal blood flow.

Autoradiographic evidence that zona glomerulosa and capsular vessels of the human adrenal cortex are provided with different subtypes of adrenomedullin receptors

BELLONI, ANNA SANDRA;
1998

Abstract

Frozen sections of normal adrenal glands, obtained from patients undergoing unilateral nephrectomy for kidney cancer, were labeled in vitro with human [125I]ADM(1-52). Autoradiography and quantitative densitometry showed the presence of abundant ADM(1-52) binding sites in both zona glomerulosa (ZG) and capsular vessels, which were displaced with about the same efficiency by cold ADM(1-52) and rat ADM(1-50). The selective calcitonin gene-related peptide type 1 (CGRPI) ligand CGRP(8-37) eliminated, although less efficiently than ADMs, [125I]ADM(1-52) binding in the ZG, but not in the capsular vessels. These findings suggest the existence of different receptor subtypes for ADM in the human adrenal cortex. The CGRP(8-37)-sensitive receptors located in the ZG may mediate the well-known inhibitory effect of ADM on aldosterone secretion, while the CGRP(8-37)-insensitive receptors present in the capsular vessel may be involved in the ADM-induced rise in adrenal blood flow.
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