Dopamine receptor subtypes in the human pulmonary arterial tree.


Dopamine induces vasorelaxation of pulmonary artery primarily through an endothelium-dependent mechanism, but dopamine receptor subtypes involved in these mechanisms have not been identified yet. The expression and localization of dopamine D1-like (D1 and D5) and D2-like (D2, D3 and D4) receptors were investigated in hilar, lobar and intrapulmonary branches… (More)