Journal article

Bradykinin B-2 receptors in nodose ganglia of rat and human

E Krstew, B Jarrott, AJ Lawrence

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1998

Abstract

The present study has employed in vitro electrophysiology to characterise the ability of bradykinin to depolarise the rat isolated nodose ganglion preparation, containing the perikarya of vagal afferent neurons. Both bradykinin and kallidin elicited a concentration-dependent (1-100 nM) depolarisation when applied to the superfusate bathing the nodose ganglia, whereas the bradykinin B1 receptor agonist, des-Arg9-bradykinin, was only effective in the micromolar range. Furthermore, the electrophysiological response to bradykinin was antagonised by the bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist, D-arginyl-L-arginyl-L-prolyl-trans-4-hydroxy-L-prolylglycyl-3-(2-t hienyl)-L-alanyl-L-seryl-D-1,2,3,4-tetrahyd..

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