Investigation of the relaxant effects of pinacidil and cromakalim on the sheep sphincter of Oddi.

@article{Bacivan2006InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the relaxant effects of pinacidil and cromakalim on the sheep sphincter of Oddi.},
  author={Ihsan Bağcivan and Tijen Temiz Kaya and Mustafa K Yildirim and Mustafa Turan},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={286-90}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels play an important role in the regulation of smooth muscle membrane potential. This study was designed to investigate the effects of pinacidil and cromakalim, KATP-sensitive channel activators, on sheep sphincters of Oddi (SO). METHODS SO rings were mounted in a tissue bath and tested for changes in… CONTINUE READING