Journal article

Cardiovascular and autonomic effects of omega-conotoxins MVIIA and CVID in conscious rabbits and isolated tissue assays

CE Wright, AD Robertson, SL Whorlow, JA Angus

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2000

Abstract

1. The effects of a novel N-type voltage-operated calcium channel antagonist, omega-conotoxin CVID, were compared with omega-conotoxin MVIIA on sympathetic-evoked activation of right atria (RA), small mesenteric arteries (MA) and vasa deferentia (VD) isolated from the rat. Their effects were also compared on blood pressure and cardiovascular reflexes in conscious rabbits. 2. The pIC(50) values for MVIIA and CVID, respectively, for inhibiting sympathetic-evoked responses were equivalent in RA (8.7 and 8.7) and VD (9.0 and 8.7); however, in MA the values were 8.4 and 7.7. The cardiac to vascular (RA/MA) potency ratios, antilog (plog RA - plog MA), for MVIIA and CVID were 2 and 10. The offset r..

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