[Endotoxin causes release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) from the isolated mesenteric arterial bed in rat].


Our previous work has shown that CGRP is released into the circulation during endotoxin or hemorrhagic shock in animals and septic shock in patients. We have also identified the blood vessels as a major source of production of circulating CGRP in the endotoxic rat. In the present study we determined whether ETX could directly trigger release of CGRP from… (More)