Albino García-Sacristán

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide 38 (PACAP 38)- and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) are widely distributed in the urinary tract, the current study investigated the receptors and mechanisms involved in relaxations induced by these peptides in the pig bladder neck. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Urothelium-denuded(More)
AIMS The current study investigates the role played by bradykinin (BK) receptors in the contractility to the pig bladder neck smooth muscle. METHODS Bladder neck strips were mounted in myographs for isometric force recordings and BK receptors expression was also determined by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS B2 receptor expression was observed in the(More)
The current study investigated the distribution of adrenergic nerves and the action induced by noradrenaline (NA) in pig prostatic small arteries. Noradrenergic innervation was visualized using an antibody against dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH), and the NA effect was studied in small arterial rings mounted in microvascular myographs for isometric force(More)
OBJECTIVES Testosterone replacement therapy improves bladder capacity in urinary tract dysfunction. There is no information, however, about the role of this steroid hormone on the muscle tension of the bladder outflow region. The current study investigated the mechanisms underlying the testosterone-induced action in the pig bladder neck. METHODS(More)
AIMS To investigate the nitric oxide (NO)-mediated nerve relaxation and its possible modulation by pre-junctional alpha2-adrenoceptors in the pig urinary bladder neck. METHODS Urothelium-denuded bladder neck strips were dissected, and mounted in isolated organ baths containing a physiological saline solution (PSS) at 37 degrees C and continuously gassed(More)
AIMS To investigate the role played by pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide 38 (PACAP 38) in the non-adrenergic non-cholinergic (NANC) neurotransmission of the pig urinary bladder neck. METHODS Urothelium-denuded bladder neck strips were dissected and mounted in organ baths containing a physiological saline solution (PSS) at 37 degrees C and(More)
OBJECTIVE Erectile dysfunction (ED) is considered as an early sign of vascular disease due to its high prevalence in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. Endothelial and neural dysfunction involving nitric oxide (NO) are usually implicated in the pathophysiology of the diabetic ED, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The present study assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have suggested that endogenous vasopressin (AVP) acts as a spasmogen during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Given that AVP could induce vasospasm in the grafted vessel, we assessed the release of this peptide during and after CABG, and explored ways of counteracting its contractile effect on the internal mammary artery(More)
The distribution and density of neuropeptide Y (NPY)-immunoreactive nerve fibres and cells were determined in the urinary bladder of the horse by using the peroxidase-antiperoxidase (PAP) immunohistochemical method. Numerous undulating NPY-immunoreactive nerve fibres were found throughout the vesical wall, sometimes forming nerve bundles which ramified(More)
1 This study was designed to investigate the effect of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and to characterize the 5-HT receptors involved in 5-HT responses in the pig intravesical ureter. 2 5-HT (0.01-10 microM) concentration-dependently increased the tone of intravesical ureteral strips, whereas the increases in phasic contractions were concentration-independent.(More)