The smooth muscle relaxant effects of venom from the inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).


Venom (10 microg/ml) relaxed phenylephrine-precontracted aortae. This relaxation was unaffected by removal of the endothelium or a combination of N(G)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NOARG; 0.1 mM), oxyhaemoglobin (10 microM) and indomethacin (10 microM). 4-BPB (0.78 mM), propranolol (1 microM), or a combination of apamin (0.1 microM), charybdotoxin (0.1 microM) and… (More)


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