Kaliuretic peptide and long acting natriuretic peptide as well as atrial natriuretic factor inhibit aldosterone secretion.

Journal Article

The present investigation was designed to determine whether atrial natriuretic peptides consisting of amino acids 1-30 (long acting natriuretic peptide), 31-67 (vessel dilator) and 79-98 (kaliuretic peptide) as well as 99-126 (atrial natriuretic factor (ANF)) of the 126 amino acid ANF prohormone inhibit aldosterone secretion. Thirty healthy human subjects were studied following infusion of 100 ng/kg body weight/min for 60 min of each of the respective peptides. Kaliuretic peptide decreased plasma aldosterone concentration by the greatest amount (6-fold) and plasma aldosterone was still significantly decreased (P < 0.001) three hours after stopping the infusion. In contrast, within 30 min of cessation of the ANF infusion, plasma aldosterone levels had returned to pre-infusion values. Long acting natriuretic peptide also significantly (P < 0.01) decreased plasma aldosterone levels which remained significantly (P < 0.001) decreased 3 h after cessation of infusion. Vessel dilator did not decrease plasma aldosterone levels. Kaliuretic peptide, ANF and long acting natriuretic peptide also decreased (P < 0.01) urinary aldosterone concentrations. None of these peptides changed the plasma potassium concentration. We conclude that two new peptide hormones (long acting natriuretic peptide and kaliuretic peptide) inhibit aldosterone secretion. The length of time that aldosterone secretion is inhibited following kaliuretic peptide and long acting natriuretic peptide infusion is significantly longer (P < 0.001) than following ANF infusion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vesely, DL; Chiou, S; Douglass, MA; McCormick, MT; Rodriguez-Paz, G; Schocken, DD

Published Date

  • September 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 373 - 380

PubMed ID

  • 7595132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0795

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England