Vasoactive effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on isolated vascular smooth muscle

@article{Yanagisawa2005VasoactiveEO,
  title={Vasoactive effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on isolated vascular smooth muscle},
  author={Atsuo Yanagisawa and Allan M. Lefer},
  journal={Basic Research in Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={82},
  pages={186-196}
}
SummaryDietary intake of unsaturated fatty, acid of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is thought to reduce the size and incidence of myocardial infarction. These beneficial effects are postulated to be due to chronic antithrombotic properties of EPA itself. We studied the possible direct effects of EPA on vascular smooth muscle as well as the ability of EPA to modify the vasoactivity of constrictor mediators in rabbit and cat aortic rings and isolated cat coronary arterics. EPA concentration… Expand
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