Thromboxane A2 analogue contracts predominantly the hepatic veins in isolated canine liver.

Abstract

Thromboxane A2 (TxA2) is a potent vasoconstrictor and has been implicated as a mediator of liver diseases such as ischemic-reperfusion injury. We determined the effects of TxA2 and the well-known hepatic venoconstrictor histamine, on the vascular resistance distribution and liver weight in isolated canine livers perfused with blood via the portal vein. The… (More)

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