Y1R control of sciatic nerve blood flow in the Wistar Kyoto rat.

We hypothesized that neuropeptide Y (NPY) exerts vasoconstrictor properties in sciatic nerve blood supply by a Y1 receptor (Y1R) mechanism. Using Doppler ultrasound (40MHz), we measured blood flow velocity through a sciatic nerve supply artery during infusions of NPY and/or Y1R blockade with BIBP3226 in Wistar Kyoto rats before, and following, ganglionic… CONTINUE READING