Cyclic nucleotide concentrations in relation to renal growth and hypertrophy

S. Solomon, P. M. Wise, C. Sanborn, A. Ratner

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In rats no consistent change in the concentration of cyclic GMP or cyclic AMP concentration was found in the renal cortex between 2 hours and seven days after unilateral nephrectomy. In regenerating liver tissue, between 2 hours and seven days after removal of one third of the liver, there were no consistent changes in cyclic GMP concentrations, but cyclic AMP concentrations were higher than in controls. During postnatal growth, no consistent changes occurred in the cyclic GMP concentration of the spleen, the testes, the kidney cortex, the renal papilla, the liver or the ventricle between two and sixty days after birth. Cyclic AMP concentration on the other hand, in all these tissues with the exception of the spleen, was depressed between the twenty-first and fortieth day after birth, i.e., at a period of rapid growth. In the spleen, the concentration of cyclic AMP increased continuously from the second to the fifth day after birth. During renal parenchymal hyperplasia induced by a large intravenous dose of folic acid two days before sacrifice, the concentration of cyclic GMP in renal cortical tissue increased consistently. A model is proposed to explain the different patterns of changes in the cyclic nucleotide concentrations found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-379
Number of pages7
JournalYale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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