Journal article

INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF 5-HT3 AND 5-HT4 RECEPTORS IN ASCENDING AND DESCENDING REFLEXES TO THE CIRCULAR MUSCLE OF GUINEA-PIG SMALL-INTESTINE

SY YUAN, JC BORNSTEIN, JB FURNESS

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | STOCKTON PRESS | Published : 1994

Abstract

1. The present study was undertaken to ascertain whether 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) acting at either 5-HT3 or 5-HT4 receptors plays a significant role in motility reflexes in the guinea-pig small intestine. 2. An isolated segment of small intestine was opened along its mesenteric border and pinned, mucosa uppermost, in a three chambered organ bath so that the oral, middle and anal regions of a single preparation could be separately superfused. 3. Conventional intracellular recording methods were used to monitor the responses of the circular muscle in the oral or the anal end chambers when distension was applied in either of the other two chambers or the mucosal villi were compressed in the m..

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