T. W. Lategan

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The activation of endothelial cells by endothelium-dependent vasodilators has been investigated using bioassay, patch clamp and 45Ca flux methods. Cultured pulmonary artery endothelial cells have been demonstrated to release EDRF in response to thrombin, bradykinin, ATP and the calcium ionophore A23187. The resting membrane potential of the endothelial(More)
The present study was undertaken to examine Mn as a contractile agent in its own right in the absence of extracellular Ca and after the depletion of Ca from agonist-releasable stores. The results show that isolated strips of taenia coli depolarized by high-K, Ca-free solution will contract when Mn is present. Similarly, carbachol will evoke contractions in(More)
The above section makes it clear that even if an Na-Ca exchange exists in vascular smooth muscles, the clear involvement of Na ions in the generation of tension can in many cases be explained by the operation of mechanisms other than Na-Ca exchange. Readers who have got this far may still be unclear whether we believe that smooth muscle cells do possess the(More)
The involvement of calcium in the release of EDRF from cultured endothelial cells is reviewed. It is suggested that both intracellular and extracellular calcium can release EDRF depending not only on the experimental conditions but also on the agonist involved in the release. Calcium enters the cell, following receptor occupation, through a nonselective(More)
ATP stimulated 45Ca2+ influx in rat aortic smooth muscle cells in a concentration-dependent manner (EC50 = 3.6 +/- 0.5 X 10(-7) M). ADP and GTP were less effective than ATP in stimulating 45Ca2+ influx; AMP was weakly active and the adenosine agonist 5'-(N-ethyl-carboxamido)-adenosine (NECA) had no effect. ATP gamma S was about equieffective with ATP,(More)
The effects of forskolin, an activator of adenylate cyclase, on the release of vasopressin from isolated rat neurointermediate lobes during a 10 min period of potassium stimulation were investigated. Forskolin was added 5 min after the onset of potassium stimulation. A concentration-dependent reduction in the amount of hormone released during the remaining(More)
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