Effect of lysophosphatidylcholine on renal hemodynamics and excretory function in anesthetized rats

Rajash K. Handa, Vardaman M. Buckalew

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The effect of myristoyl-lysophosphatidylcholine (myristoyl-LPC) on renal hemodynamics, electrolyte and water excretion was examined over a 90 min period in sodium pentobarbital anesthetized male Sprague Dawley rats. Intravenous infusion of myristoyl-LPC at 13 ± 3 pmol/min resulted in a small fall in systemic blood pressure, a 13% decrease in renal plasma flow without significantly altering glomerular filtration rate and produced a slightly greater excretion of sodium and water than vehicle controls. These results suggest that short term myristoyl-LPC administration can significantly alter renal function producing a weak natriuresis and diuresis which is not dependent on systemic blood pressure and renal hemodynamic changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1571-1575
Number of pages5
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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