Inhibition of adrenergic transmission by methionine- and leucine-enkephalins is impaired in the mesenteric vasculatures of spontaneously hypertensive rats.

The present study was carried out to investigate the effects of enkephalins (methionine-enkephalin: Met-Enk, leucine-enkephalin: Leu-Enk) on the adrenergic neurotransmission in hypertension. Perfused mesenteric vasculatures were prepared in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR, Okamoto and Aoki strain, 7-10 weeks old) and age-matched Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY… CONTINUE READING