Helmholtz Gemeinschaft


Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to interstitial angiotensin II in normal weight and obese men

Item Type:Article
Title:Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to interstitial angiotensin II in normal weight and obese men
Creators Name:Boschmann, M. and Adams, F. and Schaller, K. and Franke, G. and Sharma, A.M. and Klaus, S. and Luft, F.C. and Jordan, J.
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: The expression of the AT1 receptor in adipose tissue is not decreased or even increased in obese subjects despite systemic activation of the renin-angiotensin system. Therefore, we hypothesized that peripheral tissues of obese subjects are hypersensitive to angiotensin (Ang) II. METHODS: We characterized the effect of locally applied Ang II in skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of healthy non-obese (n = 12) and obese (n = 11) men using the microdialysis technique. Tissues were perfused with Ringer's solution + ethanol and incremental doses of Ang II (0.01, 0.1 and 1 micromol/l). Dialysate ethanol, glycerol, glucose, lactate, and pyruvate concentrations were measured to assess changes in blood flow (ethanol dilution technique), lipolysis and glycolysis, respectively. RESULTS: In adipose tissue, basal ethanol ratio was significantly higher and dialysate metabolite concentrations were significantly lower in obese versus non-obese men. In muscle, basal dialysate glycerol was significantly higher in obese versus non-obese men. Ang II elicited small increases in ethanol ratio and decreases in dialysate glucose in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in both non-obese and obese men. Dialysate lactate increased significantly in both tissues of obese, but not non-obese men. Dialysate glycerol increased in adipose tissue of non-obese (+ 40%) but not of obese and remained almost unchanged in muscle of both groups. CONCLUSIONS: Interstitially applied Ang II elicits subtle changes in tissue perfusion and metabolism. However, we did not find a major increase in interstitial Ang II responsiveness in obese men.
Keywords:Glucose, Glycerol, Lactate, Microcirculation, Microdialysis, Pyruvate
Source:Journal of Hypertension
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Page Range:1165-1171
Date:June 2006
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1097/01.hjh.0000226207.11184.5f
PubMed:View item in PubMed

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Open Access
MDC Library