Calcium dependence of the contraction produced by endothelin (ET-1) in isolated guinea-pig trachea.


Endothelin (ET-1, 1 pM to 0.1 microM) produced a concentration-dependent contraction of isolated guinea-pig trachea. BAY K 8644 (1 microM) did not significantly alter the concentration-response curve for ET-1. Incubation with nicardipine (10 microM) partly inhibited responses to low concentrations (10 pM to 1 nM) of ET-1 while verapamil (10 microM) and… (More)