Endothelin release by capsaicin in isolated working rat heart.

Capsaicin (1 nM-1 microM) induced a concentration-dependent decrease in heart rate, coronary flow, aortic flow, left ventricular developed pressure and its first derivative, dP/dt(max) in isolated working rat heart. The effect of 10 nM capsaicin was mimicked by 0.1 nM endothelin. PD142893 (200 nM), a non-selective endothelin receptor blocking agent… CONTINUE READING