Induced release of acetylcholine from guinea pig ileum longitudinal muscle-myenteric plexus by anatoxin-a.


Anatoxin-a (ANTX), a nicotinic agonist, has been shown to induce contraction of guinea pig ileum, which was abrogated by the muscarinic antagonist atropine and the nicotinic antagonists tubocurarine and hexamethonium. We showed here that the ganglionic nicotinic antagonist mecamylamine was a better inhibitor of the contraction of ileum induced by ANTX. The… (More)