Vasopressin induced cyclooxygenase dependent superoxide generation contributes to K(+) channel function impairment after brain injury.

This study determined if vasopressin generates superoxide anion (O2(-)) in a cyclooxygenase dependent manner and if such production contributes to impairment of dilation to activators of ATP sensitive K(+) (K(ATP)) and calcium sensitive K(+) (K(ca)) channels following fluid percussion brain injury (FPI) in newborn pigs equipped with closed cranial windows… (More)