Sarolta Undi

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Studying the visceral effects of the sensory stimulant capsaicin is a useful and relatively simple tool of neurotransmitter identification and has been used for this purpose for approximately 25 years in the authors' and other laboratories. We believe that conclusions drawn from experiments on visceral preparations may have an impact on studies dealing with(More)
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) may be an important neurotransmitter in the gastrointestinal tract. The present study examined the motor effects of exogenous ATP on longitudinally-oriented preparations of the guinea-pig isolated ileum and the influence of drugs on the ATP-induced responses. High micromolar concentrations of ATP caused two types of(More)
There has been no direct functional evidence for a purinergic innervation of the human intestinal muscle. In the present study, the relaxant effects of electrical field stimulation (1 or 10 Hz for 20s), ATP, and isoprenaline were studied in organ bath experiments on precontracted circular muscle strips of the human ileum. Non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic(More)
The transmitters involved in the non-nitrergic component of the non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC) inhibitory response of the rat small intestinal longitudinal muscle to electrical field stimulation of its nerves is a matter of controversy. The present study is the first one to utilise a combination of a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor and a P2(More)
Moderate concentrations of the sensory stimulant drug capsaicin caused relaxation in human and animal intestinal circular muscle preparations (guinea-pig proximal, mouse distal colon, human small intestine and appendix) in vitro. With the exception of the guinea-pig colon, the nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor N(G)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NOARG; 10(-4) M)(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the acute motility effects and desensitizing activity of the stable ATP analogue and P(2X) purinoceptor agonist alpha,beta-methylene ATP (alpha,beta-meATP) and the effect of alpha,beta-meATP desensitization on nerve-mediated cholinergic responses in the guinea-pig ileum in vitro. It was confirmed that(More)
AIMS Functional innervation of the human small intestine may be different from that of experimental animals. These experiments set out to assess the mediating roles of P(2) purinoceptors in the non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC) relaxation of the human ileum longitudinal and circular muscles. MAIN METHODS In organ bath experiments NANC relaxations(More)
BACKGROUND It has been well established that visceral hyperesthesia plays a role in the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). AIMS 1. to detect the possible changes of visceral perception in different subtypes of IBS patients, 2. to analyze the difference of visceral hyperaesthesia in different subtypes of IBS, 3. to examine whether distension(More)
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