Relaxation of guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle to arachidonate is converted to contraction following epithelium removal.

1 The effect of epithelium removal on responses of guinea-pig isolated trachealis to sodium arachidonate has been examined. 2 Arachidonate (100 microM) caused relaxation of epithelium-intact preparations, but following epithelium removal, the response to arachidonate was converted to contraction. In the presence of indomethacin (1 microM), arachidonate… CONTINUE READING