Functional study on the effects of nifedipine, cromakalim, and the absence of extracellular Ca2+ on alpha 1-adrenoceptor-mediated excitation-contraction coupling in isolated rat portal vein: comparison with depolarization-mediated excitation-contraction coupling.

@article{Schwietert1993FunctionalSO,
  title={Functional study on the effects of nifedipine, cromakalim, and the absence of extracellular Ca2+ on alpha 1-adrenoceptor-mediated excitation-contraction coupling in isolated rat portal vein: comparison with depolarization-mediated excitation-contraction coupling.},
  author={R Schwietert and Doris Wilhelm and Bob Wilffert and Pieter A. van Zwieten},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={739-48}
}
The effects of Ca(2+)-entry blockade by nifedipine, K+ channel opening by cromakalim, and of omitting extracellular Ca2+ on the contractile response elicited by a supramaximum concentration of the "full" and selective alpha 1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine (10(-4) M) were compared with those elicited by a supramaximal concentration of KCl (50 mM) in isolated rat portal vein. The contractile response to phenylephrine appeared to be biphasically composed of an early "transient" phase and a… CONTINUE READING

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