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This study tested the hypothesis that the final mediator of nonadrenergic, noncholinergic (NANC) inhibitory junction potentials (ijps) and associated relaxation responses was nitric oxide (NO) or a related substance and not vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). We used opossum esophagus body circular muscle and canine intestine circular muscle. In both(More)
Perfusion with ([N-Me-Phe3,D-Pro4]morphiceptin (PL017)), [D-Pen2,5]enkephalin (DPDPE) and MEt5 and Leu5 enkephalin induced circular muscle contractions and decreased immunoreactive vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) venous output in canine ileal segments. Motility and VIP responses to PL017 were abolished by the mu antagonist CTAP(More)
Peptide YY (PYY) and neuropeptide Y (NPY), infused into the quiescent isolated perfused canine ileum, dose-dependently increased phasic activity of the circular muscle and decreased tonic output of immunoreactive vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in the venous effluent. The contractions subsided before the prolonged inhibition of VIP output. Motor(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of action of somatostatin on the circular muscle of the isolated canine ileum using the microelectrode technique. The membrane potential from circular muscle cells was recorded in two preparations: 1) whole thickness circular and longitudinal muscle (with intact myenteric and deep muscular plexuses, n =(More)
The effect of neurotensin on canine ileal circular muscle devoid of myenteric plexus was investigated using single and double sucrose gap techniques. Similar results were obtained with microelectrode techniques. Neurotensin caused a temperature-sensitive and dose-dependent biphasic response, an initial hyperpolarization associated with inhibition of(More)
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