The localization of receptors for atrial natriuretic polypeptide (ANP) in the glomerulus of the rat was studied by electron microscopic autoradiography using 125I-labeled ANP. A total of 1,134 silver grains counted in 30 glomeruli were distributed as follows: processes of the podocytes (36.4%), cell bodies of the podocytes (14.8%), basement membrane (12.3%), endothelial cells (6.3%), mesangial cells (7.7%) and others, for example the vascular spaces (22.5%). This finding indicates that ANP binding sites are mainly localized on the foot processes of the podocytes in the glomerulus.
- Atrial natriuretic polypeptide receptor
- In vitro autoradiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience