Peculiarities of cholinergic regulation of smooth muscles in rabbit pulmonary arteries

L. V. Kapilevich, Yana Jonovna Anfinogenova, M. B. Baskakov, I. V. Kovalec, A. V. Nosarev, M. A. Medvedev

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Cholinergic contractile reactions of smooth muscles in rabbit pulmonary arteries were studied by mechanography. The muscarinic receptor agonist pilocarpine induced biphasic relaxation of mesatone- or potassium-precontracted segments from lobar pulmonary arteries with intact endothelium. The low-threshold endothelium-dependent component of pilocarpine-induced relaxation was suppressed by denudation or nitric oxide synthase blocker L-NAME.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-730
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Endothelium
  • Nitric oxide
  • Pulmonary arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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