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Atriopeptin Il-induced relaxation of rabbit aorta is potentiated by M&B 22,948 but not blocked by haemoglobin

Martin, William, Morgan, R. O., Warden-Smith, Jeremy and White, D. G. 1986. Atriopeptin Il-induced relaxation of rabbit aorta is potentiated by M&B 22,948 but not blocked by haemoglobin. British Journal of Pharmacology 89 (3) , pp. 557-561. 10.1111/j.1476-5381.1986.tb11156.x

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1 We examined the effects of haemoglobin (which inhibits the vascular responses to stimulation of soluble guanylate cyclase) and of M&B 22,948 (which selectively inhibits cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase) on the relaxation induced in rabbit aorta by the atrial natriuretic peptide, atriopeptin II (which stimulates particulate guanylate cyclase). 2 Pretreatment with M&B 22,948 (100 μM) produced a 2.3 fold potentiation of atriopeptin II-induced relaxation of endothelium-denuded rings of rabbit aorta. 3 Pretreatment with haemoglobin (10 μM) had no effect on the relaxation or the 10.9 fold increase in cyclic GMP content induced by atriopeptin II in endothelium-denuded rings of rabbit aorta. 4 The potentiation by M&B 22,948 suggests a causal role for cyclic GMP in mediating atriopeptin II-induced vasodilatation of rabbit aorta. 5 The inability of haemoglobin to block the atriopeptin II-induced rise in cyclic GMP suggests that it does not block stimulation of particulate guanylate cyclase. Thus, it is unlikely that a ferrous haem-containing receptor site is involved in the activation of the particulate form of guanylate cyclase as it is with soluble guanylate cyclase.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0007-1188
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 02:35

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