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Accurate normalization factor for wire myography of rat femoral artery.
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PMID:  21208020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Wire myograph is a device for the in vitro investigation of both, active and passive properties of arteries. Arteries from a variety of animal species, pathological states, and vascular beds were investigated using this method. We focus on the normalization procedure which is aimed to standardize experimental settings and, in part, to simulate physiological conditions. During normalization, it is determined the internal circumference of a vessel stretched to a tension that corresponds to the transmural pressure of 100 mm Hg (IC100). Once it is determined, the internal circumference is traditionally set to (0.9 IC100). However, this constant 0.9, called also the normalization factor (NF), was experimentally determined for rat small mesenteric arteries only. Therefore, the aim of our work was to show the influence of different NFs on the passive tension and reactivity of both, rat femoral arteries (FA) and the first branches of superior mesenteric arteries (MA). We found out that the maximal active wall tension of the FA was achieved at the NF value of 1.1, and that of the MA at 0.9. Considering the values of the active wall tension we suggest that higher reactivity and better signal-to-noise ratio in FA can be achieved when the NF is set at least to 1.0.
P Slezák; I Waczulíková; P Bališ; A Púzserová
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiological research / Academia Scientiarum Bohemoslovaca     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0862-8408     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol Res     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112413     Medline TA:  Physiol Res     Country:  Czech Republic    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1033-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.,
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