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Effect of captopril on neurally induced contraction and relaxation of mesenteric arteries of renal hypertensive rats.
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PMID:  10914636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of captopril treatment on neurally induced vasoconstrictor and vasodilator responses was examined in the isolated mesenteric arterial bed from normotensive and one-kidney, one clip hypertensive (1K1C) rats. In isolated mesenteric beds, electrical field stimulation (EFS) of perivascular nerves at basal tone induced a frequency-dependent increase in perfusion pressure that was greater in preparations from hypertensive rats compared with those from normotensive rats. Captopril treatment was associated with a decrease in vasoconstrictor responses in the hypertensive group compared with its non-treated control. Responses to norepinephrine (320 ng) were greater in hypertensive than normotensive groups; captopril reduced this response only in the hypertensive group. In preconstricted mesenteric arteries perfused with solutions containing guanethidine (5 microM) and atropine (1 microM), EFS elicited a frequency-dependent decrease in perfusion pressure that was abolished by tetrodotoxin (1 microM). Vasodilator responses to EFS were not affected by captopril treatment, although they were smaller in the hypertensive group. Acetylcholine (10 ng) induced similar decreases in perfusion pressure of normotensive and 1K1C groups; captopril did not influence these responses. These results indicate that captopril treatment does not affect the reduced neurogenic vasodilation but normalizes the augmented sympathetic-mediated vasoconstrictor responses of mesenteric resistance vessels of chronic 1K1C hypertensive rats.
C F Santos; E B Coelho; M C Salgado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0008-4212     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-21     Completed Date:  2000-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372712     Medline TA:  Can J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Farmacologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic Fibers / drug effects*,  physiology
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / pharmacology*
Blood Pressure / drug effects*,  physiology
Captopril / pharmacology*
Electric Stimulation
Hypertension, Renal / physiopathology
Kidney / drug effects,  physiology
Mesenteric Arteries / drug effects*,  physiology
Vasoconstriction / drug effects,  physiology
Vasodilation / drug effects,  physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 62571-86-2/Captopril

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