Hydrogen sulfide facilitates carotid sinus baroreceptor activity in anesthetized male rats.


BACKGROUND It has been reported that hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) could relax vascular smooth muscle by direct activation of K(ATP) channels and hyperpolarization of the membrane potential. Recently, our study has shown that H(2)S facilitated carotid baroreflex. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of H(2)S on carotid baroreceptor activity (CBA… (More)