(-)-Bay K 8644 liberates a contractant factor from the endothelium of the rat aorta.

The contractile activity of (-)-Bay k 8644 was assessed in rat isolated aortic ring preparations bathed in a potassium-free medium. (-)-Bay k 8644 (0.01-3 microM) caused extracellular calcium-dependent contractile responses, which were significantly greater in tissues with, than deprived of a functional endothelium. In preparations with an endothelium, the… CONTINUE READING