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ANTAGONISM OF VASOCONSTRICTION INDUCED BY PLATELET-ACTIVATING-FACTOR IN GUINEA-PIG PERFUSED HEARTS BY SELECTIVE PLATELET-ACTIVATING-FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

PJ PIPER, AG STEWART

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | STOCKTON PRESS | Published : 1987

Abstract

Platelet-activating factor (Paf) is a potent coronary vasoconstrictor in rat, guinea-pig, dog and pig. The present study investigated the mechanism and duration of Paf in guinea-pig isolated, Krebs-perfused hearts. Dose-related and sustained decreases in cardiac contractility and increases in coronary perfusion pressure were elicited by bolus doses of Paf (0.3-100 pmol). Platelet-activating factor (30 pmol) induced increases in the production of immunoreactive thromboxane B2 (TXB2), leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and LTC4, but not 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha). In addition, the release of leukotriene-like material following Paf was observed using on-line superfusion bioassay. The ..

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