Araceli Sánchez-López

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This study set out to analyse the potential ability of some 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor ligands widely used in cardiovascular experimental models to interact with vascular alpha1-adrenoceptors in the pithed rat. These ligands included: methiothepin, methysergide and metergoline (5-HT(1)/5-HT2); WAY-100635, buspirone, ipsapirone and(More)
In vagosympathectomised dogs pre-treated intravenously (i.v.) with mesulergine (300 microg/kg), 1-min intracarotid (i.c.) infusions of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; 0.3-30 microg/min) and sumatriptan (1-30 microg/min) dose-dependently decreased external carotid blood flow, without affecting mean blood pressure or heart rate. Treatment with the selective 5-HT1B(More)
It is suggested that during a migraine attack capsaicin-sensitive trigeminal sensory nerves release calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), resulting in cranial vasodilatation and central nociception. Hence, inhibition of trigeminal CGRP release may prevent the above vasodilatation and, accordingly, abort migraine headache. Therefore, this study(More)
The present study has investigated the preliminary pharmacological profile of the receptors mediating vasoconstriction to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the internal carotid bed of vagosympathectomised dogs. One minute intracarotid infusions of the agonists 5-HT (0.1 - 10 microg min(-1)), sumatriptan (0.3 - 10 microg min(-1); 5-HT(1B/1D)),(More)
1. The vasodilator effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the external carotid bed of anaesthetized dogs with intact sympathetic tone are mediated by prejunctional sympatho-inhibitory 5-HT1B/1D receptors and postjunctional 5-HT receptors. The prejunctional vasodilator mechanism is abolished after vagosympathectomy which results in the reversal of the(More)
The antimigraine drugs methysergide, ergotamine and dihydroergotamine (DHE) produce selective vasoconstriction in the external carotid bed of vagosympathectomized dogs anaesthetized with pentobarbital and artificially respired, but the receptors involved have not yet been completely characterized. Since the above drugs display affinity for several binding(More)
1. It has been suggested that the inhibition of sympathetically-induced vasopressor responses produced by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in pithed rats is mediated by 5-HT1-like receptors. The present study has re-analysed this suggestion with regard to the classification schemes recently proposed by the NC-IUPHAR subcommittee on 5-HT receptors. 2. Intravenous(More)
Testosterone induces vasorelaxation through non-genomic mechanisms in several isolated blood vessels, but no study has reported its effects on the canine basilar artery, an important artery implicated in cerebral vasospasm. Hence, this study has investigated the mechanisms involved in testosterone-induced relaxation of the canine basilar artery. For this(More)
This study evaluated the possible involvement of 5-HT(2B) receptors in long-lasting hypotension to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), which is predominantly mediated by 5-HT7 receptors, in anaesthetised vagosympathectomized rats. Intravenous injections of 5-HT and 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT) elicited a dose-dependent hypotension that was dose-dependently(More)
This study has further investigated the pharmacological profile of the GR127935-sensitive 5-HT(1) receptors mediating vasoconstriction in the internal carotid bed of anaesthetized vagosympathectomized dogs. One-minute intracarotid infusions of the agonists 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; 0.1 - 10 microg min(-1); endogenous ligand) and sumatriptan (0.3 - 10(More)