[Direct effect of reserpine. II. Response of the rat vas deferens to calcium].


It has been shown that reserpine competitively antagonises the response of the isolated rat vas deferens to Ca2+. It has also been shown that reserpine does not modify uptake of Ca2+ from the external medium. On the basis of the results obtained and bearing in mind the uncoupling effect of reserpine on oxidative phosphorylation, it is suggested that… (More)