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Effects of the new calcium antagonist 2-nitratopropyl 3-nitratopropyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate on cerebral circulation in cats.
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PMID:  3370067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of CD-349 (2-nitratopropyl 3-nitratopropyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate) on cerebral circulation were studied in 10 cats. The cats were fixed in a stereotactic head-holder, and two burr holes were made at 3-mm intervals over the left parietal cortex. Through one cranial window, the pial artery and vein diameters were measured continuously by a newly developed videocamera system in conjunction with a width analyzer, and the other one was used for measurement of cerebral blood volume (CBV). The pial artery (141 +/- 14 micron) was dilated by 16.6 +/- 4.9% (p less than 0.01) 1 min and 24.8 +/- 5.1% (p less than 0.01) 5 min after the CD-349 injection. The pial vein (101 +/- 20 micron) was also dilated with the percent increase of the diameter being 11.4 +/- 4.0% (p less than 0.01) 1 min and 11.3 +/- 4.9% (p less than 0.05) 5 min after the CD-349 administration. The CBV was also increased. The mean arterial blood pressure was decreased by 39.8 +/- 7.3 mmHg (p less than 0.01) 1 min and 34.4 +/- 5.5 mmHg (p less than 0.01) 5 min after drug injection. Thereafter, the blood pressure gradually returned to the pre-drug level. Form these results it is suggested that CD-349 exerts direct vasodilatory action via inhibition of calcium influx across vascular cell membranes into cerebral vessels.
J Kawamura; F Gotoh; Y Fukuuchi; T Amano; K Tanaka; D Uematsu; N Suzuki; M Kobari; K Obara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arzneimittel-Forschung     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0004-4172     ISO Abbreviation:  Arzneimittelforschung     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-17     Completed Date:  1988-06-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372660     Medline TA:  Arzneimittelforschung     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Calcium Channel Blockers / pharmacology*
Cerebrovascular Circulation / drug effects*
Dihydropyridines / pharmacology*
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / drug effects
Vasodilation / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 0/Dihydropyridines; 88594-08-5/CD 349

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