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Effects of drugs acting at P2-purinoceptors on the release of newly taken up [3H]-noradrenaline were studied in slices of mouse and rat vas deferens. The slices were superfused and stimulated electrically, in most experiments by trains of 60 pulses/8 Hz. In mouse vas deferens, the P2-purinoceptor antagonists reactive blue 2 (1.8-100 microM) and brilliant(More)
Extracellular ATP acts on P2-purinoceptors of peripheral effector cells, and this is the basis for its function as a (co-)transmitter in peripheral efferent neurons. ATP also acts on P2-receptors of neuronal cell bodies or dendrites, and this is the basis for its function as a fast excitatory transmitter at neuroneural synapses. A third site of action is(More)
1. Prejunctional purinoceptors modulating the release of noradrenaline were compared in mouse and rat vas deferens. Tissue slices were preincubated with [3H]-noradrenaline and then superfused and stimulated electrically, in most experiments by trains of 60 pulses, 1 Hz. 2. In mouse vas deferens, 2-chloroadenosine (IC50 0.24 microM), beta,gamma-methylene-ATP(More)
Neurodynamic tests such as the straight leg raising (SLR) and slump test are frequently used for assessment of mechanosensitivity of neural tissues. However, there is ongoing debate in the literature regarding the contributions of neural and non-neural tissues to the elicited symptoms because many structures are affected by these tests. Sensitizing(More)
The release of both sympathetic co-transmitters, noradrenaline and ATP, is modulated via presynaptic receptors. However, the degree of the modulation may differ indicating that the ratio of the released co-transmitters changes upon presynaptic receptor activation. For example, alpha 2-autoinhibition affects the release of noradrenaline more markedly than(More)
Pressor responses to norepinephrine (NE) infusions were examined in normal rabbits, in rabbits with renal artery stenosis of over 30 days' duration (chronic renal hypertensive rabbits), and in rabbits with renal artery stenosis of 3 days' duration (3-day clipped rabbits). The 3-day clipped rabbits did not have hypertension, but they showed the same(More)
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