Evaluating Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Changes in Post- Renal Insufficiency and in Left Anterior Descending Artery Ligation Animal Models Using [11C]Methyl-Candesartan

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Title: Evaluating Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Changes in Post- Renal Insufficiency and in Left Anterior Descending Artery Ligation Animal Models Using [11C]Methyl-Candesartan
Authors: Mackasey, Kumiko
Date: 2012
Abstract: Non invasive in vivo imaging will lead to better understanding of Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor’s (AT1R) role in disease progression and may guide therapy in cardiovascular patients. Two models were used in this project: 5/6 nephrectomy and transient left anterior descending (LAD) ligation. Rats were scanned with [13N]ammonia and [11C]methyl-candesartan, both of which are Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracers, at 8 weeks (nephrectomy) and 2 weeks (LAD ligation) after surgery. Western blot analysis was used to corroborate PET data. Nephrectomy: Renal AT1R image analysis displayed a 40% decrease in kidney AT1R in nephrectomized animals compared to sham (p<0.05) which was confirmed with Western blot and biodistribution. LAD ligation: Left Ventricle AT1R Western blot analysis exhibited a 60% increase in 20min ligation (p<0.05) with maintained myocardial blood flow. In conclusion, changes in renal AT1R were successfully imaged using [11C]methyl-candesartan in nephrectomized animals, and 20min LAD ligation/reperfusion is an appropriate model to image an increase in cardiac AT1R following ischemic injury.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20504
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5118
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