Lei-ming Ren

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AIM To study the effect of blocking adenosine A1 receptors on learning and memory and the relation with cholinergic and aminoacidergic nerve. METHODS Using step through test, spectrophotometry and HPLC method, the effect of selective adenosine A1 receptor antagonist 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine (DPCPX, 0.3, 0.15, 0.075, 0.03, 0.015 microgram, icv)(More)
AIM Doxazosin is a racemic mixture of (-)doxazosin and (+)doxazosin that is currently used as an add-on therapy for hypertension. In this study we investigated the contribution of each enantiomer to the hypotensive action of long-term administration of (±)doxazosin in conscious rats. METHODS Blood pressure of conscious SD rats was measured using a volume(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of exhaustive swimming exercise on P2X1 receptor- and α1-adrenoceptor-mediated vasoconstriction of different types of arteries in rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups: the sedentary control group (SCG) and the exhaustive swimming exercise group (ESEG). The rats in the ESEG were subjected to a swim to(More)
AIM To observe the effect of adenosine A, receptor antagonist on synaptic transmission in the dentate gyrus of hippocampus and its relations with NMDA receptor. METHODS Using electrophysiological technique to record the long-term potentiation (LTP), the relation between selective adenosine A1 receptor antagonist 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine (DPCPX)(More)
AIM Arterial function is significantly influenced by bupivacaine at both clinically relevant concentrations and toxic concentrations, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In the present study we investigated the role of α1-adrenoceptors in bupivacaine effects on isolated rat aortas. METHODS Isolated aortic rings were prepared from rats(More)
AIM (±)Doxazosin is a long-lasting inhibitor of α1-adrenoceptors that is widely used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms. In this study we investigated the stereoselective binding of doxazosin enantiomers to the plasma proteins of rats, dogs and humans in vitro. METHODS Human, dog and rat plasma were prepared.(More)
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