5-HT1-like receptors requiring functional cyclo-oxygenase and 5-HT2 receptors independent of cyclo-oxygenase mediate contraction of the human umbilical artery.

@article{Maclennan19895HT1likeRR,
  title={5-HT1-like receptors requiring functional cyclo-oxygenase and 5-HT2 receptors independent of cyclo-oxygenase mediate contraction of the human umbilical artery.},
  author={S J Maclennan and Martin J Whittle and John C. McGrath},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  year={1989},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={921-33}
}
1. The interactions between 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and the antagonists ketanserin, methysergide and phentolamine were studied in isolated preparations of human umbilical artery (HUA) at physiological oxygen tension (Po2 approximately 15 mmHg) and at high PO2 (approximately 120 mmHg). 2. At physiological Po2 ketanserin, methysergide and phentolamine behaved as silent competitive antagonists of the 5-HT-induced contraction of HUA. pA2 values calculated by Schild analysis were 8.92, 8.52 and 6… CONTINUE READING