Effect of superoxide anion in the regulation of artrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion

심방이뇨호르몬의 분비조절에 있어서 superoxide anion의 영향

  • Kang, Chang-won (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Nam-soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Ho-il (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 1995.09.28
  • Published : 1996.03.25


Atrial Natriuretic Peptide(ANP) is a hormone with potent natriuretic, diuretic and relaxing properties of vascular smooth muscle. Specific chemical modulator responsible for the ANP secretion has not yet been found. Although atrial stretch of stretch-release is to be a major stimulus for the secretion of ANP, the precise mechano-molecular transduction mechanism responsible for its evoked secretion remains to be elucidated. It is interested to clarify the effect of superoxide anion in the stretch-induced ANP secretion. In order to investigate the effectg of $H_2O_2$ in the regulation of ANP secretion, a perfused model of left atrium of rats was used. The results obtained were as follows; 1. The ANP secretion and the extracellular fluid(ECF) translocation were accentuated by the effect of repetitive atrial distension-reduction volume at atrial pressure($4cmH_2O$). 2. The dilution curve showed to be in parallel between pure atriopeptin III (AP III) and perfusated buffer. 3. $H_2O_2(5{\times}10^{-4}M)$ accenturated a strectch-release induced increase of the ANP secretion. The amount of released ANP was significantly(p<0.01) increased. These results suggest that the superoxide anion may be involved in the regulatory mechanism of mechanically activated ANP release.