Paola de Lucena Morais

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The contractions of the rat vas deferens in response to noradrenaline are mediated through alpha(1A)-adrenoceptors. We observed participation of alpha(1B)-adrenoceptors in these contractions after castration. We now investigated the time course of this plasticity and the effects of testosterone by determining the actions of competitive antagonists on(More)
The expression of alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes in several tissues is regulated by gonadal hormones. In this study, we investigated whether castration regulates the alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes mediating the contractions of the aorta from male rats to noradrenaline. Noradrenaline induced similar concentration-dependent contractions in the aorta from(More)
Gonadal hormones regulate the expression of alpha1-adrenoceptor subtypes in several tissues. The present study was carried out to determine whether or not cyproterone acetate, an anti-androgenic agent, regulates the alpha1-adrenoceptor subtypes that mediate contractions of the rat vas deferens in response to noradrenaline. The actions of subtype selective(More)
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