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Impaired cyclic AMP generation in outer medullary tubules of gentamicin-treated rats

D Kidwell, S Subramaniam, C Ott, B Jackson
European Journal of Pharmacology 1990 December 4, 191 (3): 489-92
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We have examined the effects of chronic gentamicin treatment on arginine8-vasopressin (AVP)-dependent cyclic AMP (cAMP) metabolism in rat medullary collecting tubules (oMCT) and medullary thick ascending limbs of Henle's loop (mTALH). Gentamicin attenuated AVP-stimulated cAMP accumulation to a greater extent in the mTALH (delta -51%) than in the oMCT (delta -25%). The mechanism of attenuation differed between segments, and could not be attributed to either direct inhibition of adenylate cyclase activity nor direct potentiation of cAMP-phosphodiesterase activity. These data suggest that the gentamicin-induced decrease in renal concentrating ability may be due at least in part to reduced AVP-dependent cAMP accumulation in the oMCT and mTALH.

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