17β-Estradiol induces vasorelaxation in a G-protein-coupled receptor 30-independent manner

17β-Estradiol (E2) exerts rapid non-genomic vascular effects through activation of its plasma membrane receptors. We tested the hypothesis that E2 induces vasorelaxation through activation of the G-protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) in rat aorta. Rat aortic rings were mounted in organ baths and subjected to contraction followed by relaxation. Whether… CONTINUE READING