Sucrose promotes the functional activity of blood vessels after cryopreservation in DMSO-containing fetal calf serum

  title={Sucrose promotes the functional activity of blood vessels after cryopreservation in DMSO-containing fetal calf serum},
  author={Else M{\"u}ller‐Schweinitzer and P Ellis},
  journal={Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology},
SummaryThe cryoprotective effect of sucrose has been investigated using 3 different vascular smooth muscle preparations, namely canine saphenous veins and arteries and porcine circumflex coronary arteries following storage in liquid nitrogen (at −196°C). Contractile responses to noradrenaline, 5-HT, prostaglandin F2α and KCl and relaxant responses to substance P and 5-HT were determined on fresh tissues and after cryostorage in fetal calf serum (FCS) containing either 1.8 M dimethyl sulfoxide… 

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