Journal article

SPASMOLYTIC EFFECT OF CROMAKALIM IN DOG CORONARY-ARTERY INVITRO

GA MCPHERSON, SG KEILY, JA ANGUS

NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1991

Abstract

Isometric force development was measured in isolated ring segments of dog left anterior descending coronary artery to K+ (10-70 mM), U-46619 (0.3-30 nM), endothelin-1 (0.1-30 nM), 5-HT (0.1-30 microM) and angiotensin-II (0.1-30 nM). Compared with the maximum tissue response to a K+ depolarizing solution (100%) there was a marked variation in the maximum response to each spasmogen: K+ (111%), U-46619 (85%), endothelin-1 (48%), 5-HT (49%) and angiotensin-II (15%). In arteries pretreated with cromakalim (0.3 - 10 microM) the maximum response to all constrictor agents (with the exception of K+) was reduced but the potency was unaffected. Maximum responses to angiotensin-II and 5-HT were affected..

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