Regional haemodynamic responses to pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in conscious rats.

1. Regional haemodynamic responses to the homologous peptides, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (1-27) (PACAP27) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) were assessed by giving 20 min infusions (1.5-15 nmol kg-1 h-1) in conscious, chronically-instrumented, Long Evans rats. 2. PACAP27 caused dose-dependent depressor and tachycardic effects… CONTINUE READING