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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Table of Contents   
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 461
Salt Excretion and Hypertension

Hemodialysis Unit, King Fahd Central Hospital, P.O. Box 204, Gizan, Saudi Arabia

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Subramanian P T. Salt Excretion and Hypertension. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1998;9:461

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Subramanian P T. Salt Excretion and Hypertension. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1998 [cited 2021 Apr 15];9:461. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?1998/9/4/461/39108
To the Editor:

Wardle [1] has provided wealth of information on certain molecular aspects for the pathogenesis of hypertension in experimental animals in a concise and understandable manner.

Though Wardle confines his discussion to salt excretion and hypertension in experimental animals, it is worth to recalling the effects of central nervous system and Y chromosome on blood pressure in these spontaneously hyper­tensive rats (SHR).

a) Budzikowski and Leenen [2] demonstrated the release of "Ouabain" in the median pre­optic nucleus, which plays a key role in the exaggeration of the hypertension in SHR by high sodium.

b) Blume and colleagues [3] have shown an enhanced sensitivity of SHR to angiotensin II-induced transcription factor expression in distinct brain areas involved in central blood pressure and osmotic control that is independent of blood pressure.

c) Results of Kreutz et al [4] in experimental animals support the relevance of Y-­chromosome effect on blood pressure and suggest that a complex interplay of epistatic and ecogenetic interaction governs its effect on phenotype. However, the observation requires confirmation with large experimental cohorts.

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1.Wardle EN. Salt excretion and hypertension inexperimental animals. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1997;8(4):10-13.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Budzikowski AS. Leenen FH. Brain "ouabain" inthe median preoptic nucleus mediates sodium-sensitive hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Hypertension 1997;29:599-605.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Blume A, Lebrun CJ; Hcrdegen T, et al. Increased brain transcription factor expression by angiotensin in genetic hypertension. Hypertension 1997;29:592-8.  Back to cited text no. 3    
4.Kreutz R, Stock P, Struk B, Lindpainter K. TheY-chromosome. The epistatic and ecogenetic interactions in genetic hypertension. Hypertension 1996;28:895-7.  Back to cited text no. 4    

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P T Subramanian
Hemodialysis Unit, King Fahd Central Hospital, P.O. Box 204, Gizan
Saudi Arabia
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