Roles of the sympathetic nervous system versus kidney salt transporters in hypertension are debated. A study in Nature Medicine (Mu et al., 2011) shows that dietary salt excess, coupled with β-adrenergic stimulation, increases arterial pressure via glucocorticoid receptors and WNK4, suggesting interactions between these systems in the pathogenesis of hypertension.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jun 8 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology