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The Dopamine Receptors' Mediating Inhibition of the Sympathetic Vasopressor Outflow in Pithed Rats: Pharmacological Correlation with the D(2) -like Type.
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PMID:  21740529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
  This study investigated in pithed rats whether dopamine can inhibit the sympathetic vasopressor outflow and analysed the pharmacological profile of the receptors involved. Male Wistar pithed rats were pre-treated with intravenous (i.v.) bolus injections of gallamine (25 mg/kg) and desipramine (50 μg/kg). The vasopressor responses to electrical stimulation of the sympathetic vasopressor outflow (0.03-3 Hz; 50 V and 2 msec) were analysed before and during i.v. continuous infusions of the agonists dopamine (endogenous ligand), SKF-38393 (D(1) -like) or quinpirole (D(2) -like). If inhibition was produced by any agonist, then its capability to inhibit the vasopressor responses to i.v. bolus injections of exogenous noradrenaline (0.03-3 μg/kg) was also investigated. Dopamine (3-100 μg/kg.min) inhibited the vasopressor responses to both electrical stimulation and noradrenaline. In contrast, SKF-38393 (10-100 μg/kg.min) failed to inhibit the vasopressor responses to electrical stimulation; whereas quinpirole (0.1-30 μg/kg.min) inhibited the vasopressor responses to electrical stimulation but not those to noradrenaline. The sympatho-inhibition by quinpirole (1 μg/kg.min) remained unaltered after i.v. SCH 23390 (300 and 1000 μg/kg; D(1) -like receptor antagonist), but was abolished after i.v. raclopride (1000 μg/kg; D(2) -like receptor antagonist). These doses of antagonists did not modify per se the sympathetically-induced vasopressor responses. In conclusion, quinpirole-induced inhibition of the sympathetic vasopressor outflow is primarily mediated by activation of dopamine D(2) -like receptors.
Guadalupe Manrique-Maldonado; Abimael González-Hernández; Bruno A Marichal-Cancino; Ma T Villamil-Hernández; Oscar Alcántara-Vázquez Del Mercado; David Centurión; Carlos M Villalón
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-7843     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101208422     Medline TA:  Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology © 2011 Nordic Pharmacological Society.
Departamento de Farmacobiología, Cinvestav-Coapa, Czda. de los Tenorios No. 235, Col. Granjas-Coapa, Deleg. Tlalpan, 14330 México D.F., México.
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