Table 7

Predominant brain distributions of the three angiotensin receptor types identified in the mammalian brain7-a

AT1AT2AT4
Structures:AmygdalaAmygdala
Anterior pituitary glandAnterior pituitary gland
Area postremaAmygdalaCaudate-putamen
Dorsal motor nucleus of the vagusCaudate putamenCerebellum
HabenulaGlobus pallidusCerebral neocortex
Inferior olivary nucleusHypoglossal nucleusDorsal motor nucleus of the vagus
Interpeduncular nucleusInferior colliculus
Lateral geniculateInferior olivary nucleusGlobus pallidus
Lateral olfactory tractLateral habenulaHabenula
Locus ceruleusLocus ceruleusHippocampus
Medial preoptic areaMedial geniculate ponsInferior colliculus
Median eminenceReticular formationInferior olivary nucleus
Nucleus of the solitary tractSeptumLateral geniculate
Olfactory bulbs organumThalamusLateral olfactory tract
Vasculosum of the lateral terminalisVentral tegmental areaLocus ceruleus
Nucleus accumbens
Paraventricular nucleusNucleus basalis of magnocellularis
SeptumNucleus cuneatus
Subforical organNucleus gracilus
Superior colliculus Supraoptic nucleus Ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus Red nucleusParaventricular nucleus of hypothalamus Periaqueductal gray piriform cortex Septum Spinal cord-ventral horn Substantia nigra Superior colliculus Thalamus Ventral tegmental area
  • 7-a  Adapted from Wright and Harding (1997).