Catherine Corriu

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The hypotensive and vasorelaxant effect of dioclein in resistance mesenteric arteries was studied in intact animals and isolated vessels, respectively. In intact animals, initial bolus administration of dioclein (2.5 mg kg(-1)) produced transient hypotension accompanied by an increase in heart rate. Subsequent doses of dioclein (5 and 10 mg kg(-1)) produced(More)
1. Transmembrane potentials were recorded from isolated carotid arteries of the guinea-pig superfused with modified Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate solution. Smooth muscle cells were impaled from the adventitial side with intracellular glass microelectrodes filled with KCl (30-80 M omega). 2. Acetylcholine (1 microM) in the presence of inhibitors of nitric oxide(More)
1. Transmembrane potentials were recorded from isolated carotid arteries of the guinea-pig superfused with modified Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate solution. Smooth muscle cells were impaled with sharp intracellular microelectrodes. 2. Acetylcholine (1 microM) induced an endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (14.3 +/- 2.8 mV, n = 6) which was not affected (15.1(More)
Experiments were designed to study the interaction between prejunctional alpha 2-adrenoceptors and both adenosine and opioid receptors at the postganglionic sympathetic nerve endings innervating the tail artery of the rat. Segments of this vessel were preincubated with [3H]-noradrenaline and then perfused/superfused with [3H]-noradrenaline-free medium.(More)
We investigated the selectivity of losartan as an angiotensin II (ANG II) antagonist in contractile experiments using segments of small mesenteric arteries and rings of aorta from rat. The concentration-effect curve of ANG II was not different in mesenteric arteries with an without endothelium. In both resistance and conductance vessels, it was shifted(More)
Experiments were designed to determine the subtype of K(+) channels activated by the nitrovasodilator 3-morpholinosydnonimine (SIN-1) in smooth muscle cells of the rabbit and guinea pig carotid arteries. Membrane potential was recorded in isolated segments with intracellular microelectrode and K(+) currents in freshly dissociated smooth muscle cells, with(More)
The effects on membrane potential of prostacyclin and iloprost were compared in smooth muscle cells of the guinea pig carotid artery. Both prostacyclin and iloprost induced hyperpolarization of the smooth muscle cells. In the presence of (3R)-3-(4-fluorophenyl-sulfonamido)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9-carbazolepropanoic acid (Bay U3405), an antagonist of TP(More)
OBJECTIVES The nature of endothelial factors in response to acetylcholine (ACh) was investigated in conductance and resistance arteries from Lyon normotensive (LN) and Lyon hypertensive (LH) rats. Differences in endothelial function between the two strains were evaluated. METHODS AND DESIGN Relaxations to ACh were studied in the aorta and small mesenteric(More)
To study the effects of chronic in vivo inhibition of NO synthase on endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization, cell-membrane potential (in individual vascular smooth-muscle cells) and changes in tension (in isolated rings) were recorded from isolated canine coronary arteries and guinea-pig carotid arteries and aortas. In coronary arteries taken from control(More)
The aim of the present work was to characterize angiotensin II (ANG II) receptors and their effect on intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in proliferating aortic smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY). Independently from the proliferating state of cultures, apparent(More)