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Renal and vascular research

Term: 01.07.2016 – 30.06.2019

In spite of clear evidence of its importance a basic feature of renal innervation – the regulation of sympathetic activity by afferent renal nerves – is not yet understood. It is particularly unclear whether renal afferents, i.e. the dorsal root ganglion neurons with renal projections, stimulate or inhibit sympathetic activity. We want to demonstrate in a model of experimental hypertension that afferent renal nerve activity acts rather sympathoinhibitory but not sympathoexcitatory.

   
Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Roland Veelken
phone: +49 911 398 5136
e-mail: roland.veelken@uk-erlangen.de
Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Amann
phone: +49 9131 85-22291
e-mail: kerstin.amann@uk-erlangen.de