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Bifurcation analysis of nephron pressure and flow regulation.
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PMID:  12780257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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One- and two-dimensional continuation techniques are applied to study the bifurcation structure of a model of renal flow and pressure control. Integrating the main physiological mechanisms by which the individual nephron regulates the incoming blood flow, the model describes the interaction between the tubuloglomerular feedback and the response of the afferent arteriole. It is shown how a Hopf bifurcation leads the system to perform self-sustained oscillations if the feedback gain becomes sufficiently strong, and how a further increase of this parameter produces a folded structure of overlapping period-doubling cascades. Similar phenomena arise in response to increasing blood pressure. The numerical analyses are supported by existing experimental results on anesthetized rats. (c) 1996 American Institute of Physics.
Authors:
Mikael Barfred; Erik Mosekilde; Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1089-7682     ISO Abbreviation:  Chaos     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
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Created Date:  2003-Jun-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100971574     Medline TA:  Chaos     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  280-287     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies, Department of Physics, The Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, DenmarkDepartment of Medical Physiology, Panum Institute, The University of Copenhagen, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.
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