Anti-ulcerogenic properties of endothelin receptor antagonists in the rat.

BACKGROUND Endothelins have been implicated in gastric mucosal damage in a variety of animal models. Exogenous ET-1 and ET-3 are causally associated with experimental gastric ulcers. Furthermore, clinical reports also show elevated plasma and gastric mucosal endothelin-1 levels in patients suffering from peptic ulcers. AIM To study the possibility that… (More)