uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Endothelin plays an important role in the endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in the human forearm
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
Show others and affiliations
1999 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, ISSN 0036-5513, E-ISSN 1502-7686, Vol. 59, no 1, 17-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation (EDV) in humans has been evaluated mainly by local infusion of a muscarinic-receptor agonists in the forearm. It has been postulated that the function of the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) can be evaluated with this technique. However, the role of the vasoconstrictor endothelin in this model has not been investigated. METHODS: Ten male hypertensive and seven male normotensive subjects were subjected to measurements of forearm blood flow (FBF) by venous occlusion plethysmography during local intra-arterial infusion of metacholine (4 microg/min) or nitroprusside (10 microg/min). In parallel, forearm venous plasma endothelin (ir-ET) was determined. RESULTS: Metacholine and nitroprusside increased FBF 2.3 and 2.2 times the baseline level (6.6+/-2.8 SD ml/min/100 ml tissue) in hypertensive subjects and 5.1 times the baseline level (2.7+/-3.0 ml/min/100 ml tissue) for both drugs in the normotensive subjects. None of the drugs induced any significant changes in ir-ET levels in any of the groups (baseline 1.5+/-0.4 pmol/l in hypertensive and 1.1+/-1.2 pmol/l in normotensive subjects). However, in the hypertensive subjects, the individual change in venous ir-ET levels during infusion with metacholine, but not with nitroprusside, was inversely related to the degree of vasodilatation induced by this agent (r = -0.71, p < 0.02). A similar correlation coefficient (r=-0.69) was found in healthy subjects. CONCLUSION: Muscarinic-receptor-agonist-stimulated vasodilatation in the human forearm, thought mainly to reflect NO synthesis, was inversely related to the change in endothelin levels, suggesting an important role for this endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor in this model of EDV.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 59, no 1, 17-22 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-54307DOI: 10.1080/00365519950185968PubMedID: 10206094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-54307DiVA: diva2:82216
Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed
By organisation
Department of Medical SciencesDepartment of Surgical Sciences
In the same journal
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 304 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf