Gabrielle Haeusler

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The novel cardiotonic EMD 53,998 increases contractile force in vitro through both inhibition of phosphodiesterase III (PDE III) activity and increase in the responsiveness of the contractile proteins to calcium ("calcium sensitization"). Because EMD 53,998 is a racemate, the possibility arose that the two modes of action do not reside equally in the(More)
In strip preparations from the rabbit main pulmonary artery, it was not possible to differentiate convincingly between alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenoceptors, when selective agonists such as methoxamine, St 587, B-HT 920, and clonidine, as well as selective antagonists such as prazosin and yohimbine were used for receptor characterization. Measurements of the(More)
We investigated the dependence upon extracellular Ca2+ of contractile responses of the isolated rabbit main pulmonary artery to the alpha-adrenoceptor subtype-selective agonists clonidine (alpha 2) and methoxamine (alpha 1). The calcium-entry blocker verapamil caused a weak, surmountable antagonism of contractile responses to methoxamine, whereas the(More)
1. Twenty-four hours after the last of 4 intravenous doses of 6-hydroxydopamine (2x50 mg/kg on day 1 and 2x100 mg/kg on day 7) a complete impairment of adrenergic nerve function was observed in various organs of the rat.2. A complete recovery of adrenergic nerve function in vascular smooth muscle was observed 7 days after the last dose of 6-hydroxydopamine(More)
In strips of rabbit main pulmonary artery, full dose-response curves of noradrenaline for the mechanical and electrical responses of the vascular smooth muscle cells were obtained under normal conditions and after increasing and decreasing the membrane potential with strychnine and tetraethylammonium, respectively. The results suggest that the magnitude of(More)
  • G Haeusler
  • 1990
All clinically used beta-blockers share the common feature of being competitive antagonists at beta-adrenoceptors. They differ, however, in additional pharmacological properties, such as beta1/beta2-selectivity ratios, presence or absence of intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA), and/or local anesthetic activity. Furthermore, beta-blockers differ widely(More)
Bisoprolol, (+/-)1-(4-[(2-isopropoxyethoxy)-methyl]-phenoxy)-3-isopropyl-amino -2- propanol-hemifumarate, is a new, highly selective beta 1-adrenoceptor blocking agent without intrinsic sympathomimetic activity and low to moderate local anaesthetic activity. As demonstrated in binding experiments, and in classical pharmacological studies using rats, guinea(More)