B Zabko-Potapovich

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We have examined in these studies the contractile activity of leukotrienes (LTs) C4, D4 and E4 on vascular ring segments obtained from several species and demonstrated that the distal segment of the guinea-pig pulmonary artery is a useful and convenient preparation for the study of LT vascular pharmacology. In vitro, LTs had no effect on aortic rings from(More)
The effect of thrombin on mesangial cell function was investigated. Thrombin caused a dose-dependent increase in [3H] thymidine incorporation (EC50 = 0.36 +/- 0.09 U/ml), intracellular calcium [(Ca++)i] mobilization (EC50 = 1.9 +/- 0.5 U/ml) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production (EC50 = 0.25 +/- 0.02 U/ml) in rat glomerular mesangial cells. These effects(More)
The vascular effects of a new dopamine receptor agonist, SK&F 82526, were evaluated in isolated rabbit splenic arterial ring segments. In this preparation, previously shown to possess dopamine receptors, SK&F 82526 produced a stereoselective relaxation with the R-enantiomer more active (ED50 1 X 10(-6) M) than the S-enantiomer (ED50 7 X 10(-6) M). Because(More)
Three hours following injection of anti-GBM (glomerular basement membrane) antibody (10 mg/kg, i.v.) into rats, glomerular production of LTB4 was significantly increased as compared to untreated rats (497 +/- 26 vs. 244 +/- 18 pg of LTB4/mg protein). Twenty-four hours following administration of anti-GBM antibody, renal function (blood urea nitrogen, BUN;(More)
The alpha-adrenoceptor activity of fenoldopam was evaluated in three different in vitro tissue preparations. In rabbit isolated aortic rings fenoldopam displayed weak alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist activity (-log KB = 5.41) and displayed no alpha 1-adrenoceptor agonist activity. In contrast, fenoldopam demonstrated moderately potent antagonist properties(More)
The analgetic activity of inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) and cyclooxygenase (CO) was investigated using rat Randall-Selitto (RS) hyperalgesia and mouse phenylbenzoquinone (PBQ)-induced abdominal constriction assays. Using the RS assay, the CO inhibitors indomethacin, naproxen, and ibuprofen all effectively reduced hyperalgesia; whereas, the inhibitors(More)
A structural analog of LTD4, 4R-hydroxy-5S-cysteinylglycyl-6Z-nonadecenoic acid (4R, 5S, 6Z-2-nor-LTD1) has been synthesized and pharmacologically characterized. It significantly antagonized the contractile action of LTD4, LTC4 and LTE4 in guinea pig airways. In addition, this compound antagonized the in vitro vasoconstrictive effects of LTD4 in the guinea(More)
Thrombin stimulates cytosolic calcium mobilization and tritiated thymidine incorporation in rat glomerular mesangial cells. This effect may be mediated by a thrombin receptor similar to the receptor found in human platelets. In order to test this possibility, a series of analogues of the thrombin receptor peptide, SFLL-RNPNDKYEPF, was evaluated for their(More)
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