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Type: Journal article
Title: 5-hydroxytryptamine-induced contraction of the marmoset aorta is mediated by a 5-HT-1 like receptor.
Author: Dyer, S.
de la Lande, I.
Frewin, D.
Head, R.
Citation: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 1998; 25(3-4):246-251
Publisher: BLACKWELL SCIENCE
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 0305-1870
1440-1681
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S M Dyer, I S de la Lande, D B Frewin and R J Head
Abstract: 1. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) exerts both contractile and relaxant effects in the marmoset isolated aorta, actions that are unaffected by the 5-HT[sub 2] antagonist ketanserin. The aim of the present study was to define the receptors mediating the contractile activity of 5-HT in the marmoset aorta. 2. Contractile responses were elicited in aortic rings that were either: (i) precontracted submaximally with the thromboxane A[sub 2] agonist U44069 in order to amplify the responses; or (ii) exposed to N[sup ω]-nitro-L-arginine (100 µmol/L) plus LY53857 (0.1 µmol/L; a 5-HT[sub 2] receptor antagonist shown previously to inhibit relaxation). The effect of 5-HT on adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) formation was also investigated. 3. The effects of agonists and antagonists comprised: (i) agonist potencies in the order 5-carboxamidotryptamine > 5-HT > sumatriptan > 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin; (ii) inhibition of contractile action of 5-HT by the 5-HT[sub 1D] antagonist GR 127935; (iii) a contractile response to methysergide; (iv) a lack of effect of tropisetron, an antagonist of 5-HT[sub 3] and 5-HT[sub 4] receptors; and (v) inhibition of forskolin-stimulated cAMP formation by 5-HT (in the presence of LY 53857), indicative of negative coupling to adenylate cyclase. 4. The above effects fulfil the criteria for a 5-HT[sub 1]-like receptor. In view of the previous finding that this contractile response is insensitive to ketanserin, it is concluded that the contractile effects of 5-HT in the marmoset aorta are mediated exclusively by a 5-HT[sub 1]-like receptor.
Keywords: Arteries; Aorta; Animals; Callithrix; Serotonin; Prostaglandin Endoperoxides, Synthetic; Receptors, Serotonin; Cyclic AMP; Vasoconstriction
Description: Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
RMID: 0030003428
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1681.1998.t01-13-.x
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