M J Van Diest

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The 15-hydroperoxy metabolite of arachidonic acid (15-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid; 15-HPETE) and its hydroxyderivative 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE) are known to evoke contractions in a variety of isolated blood vessels. In this study, segments of isolated canine coronary, splenic, femoral and renal arteries were exposed to 15-HETE and(More)
The lipoxygenase product 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE) was shown to be the most important eicosanoid formed in the atherosclerotic rabbit aorta. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of 15-HETE and its hydroperoxy precursor 15-HpETE with those of other vasoconstrictor and vasodilator agents in arteries from rabbits fed either a(More)
In isolated canine saphenous veins, the contractions elicited by the 15-lipoxygenase metabolites 15-HETE and 15-HPETE were augmented by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in a concentration-dependent way. This potentiation was not mediated by the endothelium nor was it influenced by the 5-HT2-antagonist ketanserin. Phentolamine, however, reduced both the(More)
In canine saphenous veins both the 15-hydroxy- and 15-hydroperoxy derivatives of arachidonic acid, 15HETE and 15HPETE, caused endothelium-independent contractions which were not affected by a variety of classical receptor antagonists. These contractions were markedly augmented by cyclooxygenase blockers; nifedipine, which did not influence the contractions(More)
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