The steroidogenic response to angiotensin II in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

J. M. P. Joss*, D. E. Arnold-Reed, R. J. Balment

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Abstract

Corticosterone, aldosterone and cortisol were found to be present in lungfish plasma. Plasma levels of these hormones were measured in lungfish following separate single intramuscular injections of three forms of angiotensin II; [Asp1, Ile5], [Asp1, Val5] and [Asn1, Val5]. Aldosterone levels were significantly elevated in response to [Asp1, Ile5] AII and [Asn1, Val5] AII injection. [Asp1, Val5] AII increased plasma corticosterone levels. The difference between these data and the negative results previously reported by Blair-West et al. (1977) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-382
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Comparative Physiology B
Volume164
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994

Keywords

  • Aldosterone
  • Angiotensin
  • Lungfish
  • Neoceratodus

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