Journal article

Effects of N- and L-type calcium channel antagonists and ( /-)-Bay K8644 on nerve-induced catecholamine secretion from bovine perfused adrenal glands.

M O'Farrell, J Ziogas, PD Marley

British Journal of Pharmacology | Published : 1997

Abstract

1. The effects of N- and L-type calcium channel antagonists and (+/-)-Bay K8644 on catecholamine release from chromaffin cells and acetylcholine release from splanchnic nerve terminals was investigated in bovine perfused adrenal glands. 2. Adrenal glands were perfused retrogradely and preloaded with [3H]-choline. Subsequent efflux of 3H-labelled compounds was taken as an index of acetylcholine release from the splanchnic nerve terminals. Noradrenaline and adrenaline release from the glands was measured by h.p.l.c. with electrochemical detection. 3. A maximally effective frequency of field stimulation of the adrenal nerves, 10 Hz, induced release of catecholamines and 3H-labelled compounds. T..

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