L-arginine-induced dilatation of goat coronary artery involves activation of K(ATP) channels.

In the present study, the mechanism of relaxant response of nitric oxide precursor, L-arginine, was investigated in goat isolated coronary artery. L-arginine (1 mM) reversed the U-46619 (1 microM)-induced contraction both in endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded arterial ring preparations. L-arginine analogues, L-NAME, L-NNA and L-NMMA and the guanylyl… (More)