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The aim of the present study was to explore the mechanisms underlying angiotensin II AT2 receptor modulation of AT1 receptor-mediated vasoconstriction in the rat isolated uterine artery, since previous studies have suggested that AT2 receptors may oppose AT1 receptor-mediated effects. Segments of uterine artery were obtained from Sprague-Dawley rats and(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is the major effector peptide of the renin-angiotensin system and acts at two major receptors known as Ang II type 1 receptor (AT(1)R) and Ang II type 2 receptor (AT(2)R). Increasingly, there is evidence suggesting that the AT(2)R counter-regulates the excitatory effects of AT(1)R stimulation. In this review, we have focused on(More)
1. In the present study we determined whether angiotensin II (Ang II) could increase cyclic GMP levels in two blood vessels that exhibit markedly different angiotensin II receptor subtype expression: rat uterine artery (UA; AT(2) receptor-predominant) and aorta (AT(1) receptor-predominant), and investigated the receptor subtype(s) and intracellular pathways(More)
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