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Effects of A(1)-adenosine receptor antagonists on purinergic transmission in the guinea-pig vas deferens in vitro

TA Hardy, JA Brock

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | STOCKTON PRESS | Published : 1999

Abstract

1. Intracellularly recorded excitatory junction potentials (ej.ps) were used to study the effects of adenosine receptor antagonists on neurotransmitter release from postganglionic sympathetic nerve terminals in the guinea-pig vas deferens in vitro. 2. The A1 adenosine receptor antagonists, 8-phenyltheophylline (10 microM) and 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine (0.1 microM), increased the amplitude of e.j.ps evoked during trains of 20 stimuli at 1 Hz in the presence, but not in the absence, of the alpha2-adrenoceptor antagonist, yohimbine (1 microM) or the non-selective alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist, phentolamine (1 microM). 3. Adenosine (100 microM) reduced the amplitude of e.j.ps, both in t..

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