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Segments of human right atrial appendages preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline and superfused with physiological salt solution containing desipramine and corticosterone were used to examine whether the cardiac sympathetic nerves are endowed with cannabinoid receptors and to further study pharmacological properties of presynaptic imidazoline receptors. The(More)
The human saphenous vein preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline was used to determine the pharmacological properties of the release-inhibiting presynaptic serotonin (5-HT) receptor on the sympathetic nerves. The overflow of tritium evoked by transmural electrical stimulation (2 Hz) was concentration-dependently inhibited by drugs known to stimulate 5-HT(More)
Human cerebral cortical slices and synaptosomes, guinea-pig cerebral cortical slices and human right atrial appendages were used to study the effects of SB-216641, a preferential h5-HT1B receptor ligand, and of BRL-15572, a preferential h5-HT1D receptor ligand, on the presynaptic h5-HT1B and h5-HT1B-like autoreceptors in the human and guinea-pig brain(More)
The involvement of presynaptic alpha 2-autoreceptors and imidazoline receptors in the modulation of noradrenaline release was investigated in strips from human atrial appendages preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline and superfused with medium containing desipramine and corticosterone. Electrical impulses were applied transmurally at 2 Hz. The imidazoline(More)
The human saphenous vein was used to examine whether presynaptic histamine receptors can modulate noradrenaline release and, if so, to determine their pharmacological characteristics. Strips of this blood vessel were incubated with [3H]noradrenaline and subsequently superfused with physiological salt solution containing desipramine and corticosterone.(More)
In segments of human right atrial appendages preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline and superfused with physiological salt solution containing desipramine and corticosterone, we determined the effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor agonists and antagonists on tritium overflow evoked by transmural electrical stimulation (2 Hz). Tritium overflow was(More)
In view of the potential pathophysiological and therapeutic implications, presynaptic 5-HT auto- and heteroreceptors have been identified and characterized in isolated human tissues and their functional role has been determined. Such investigations have been carried out in different laboratories including that of the authors. Basic evidence for the(More)
Strips of human right atrial appendages were preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline and then superfused with physiological salt solution containing inhibitors of uptake1 and uptake2. Tritium overflow was evoked by transmural electrical stimulation (standard frequency: 2 Hz). Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) inhibited the electrically evoked tritium overflow; at the(More)
Spirally cut strips of human saphenous veins preincubated with 3H-noradrenaline were superfused in the presence of corticosterone and, unless stated otherwise, of cocaine or desipramine. Tritium overflow was stimulated electrically (2 Hz). Adrenaline (in the presence of rauwolscine), isoprenaline and the preferential beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist procaterol(More)
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