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Inhibition by brimonidine of forskolin-induced nitrite production in isolated pig ciliary processes.

@article{Liu2002InhibitionBB,
  title={Inhibition by brimonidine of forskolin-induced nitrite production in isolated pig ciliary processes.},
  author={Rong Liu and Renyi Wu and Josef Flammer and Ivan O. Haefliger},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology \& visual science},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={
          2727-31
        }
}
PURPOSE To investigate by which mechanism the ocular hypotensive drug brimonidine (selective alpha(2)-adrenoreceptor agonist) inhibits the production of nitrite induced by forskolin in isolated porcine ciliary processes. METHODS Nitrite (a nitric oxide metabolite) was measured by Griess reaction in the medium surrounding the ciliary processes, before and after exposure to different drugs. Tissues were exposed for 120 minutes to forskolin (0.1 microM; an adenylylcyclase activator) or 8-bromo… Expand
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