The rat aorta smooth muscles were contracted and depolarised with high potassium or phenylephrin solution which was followed by a relaxation and repolarisation after sodium nitroprusside administration. The latter effect was decreased az a combined action of phenylephrin and high potassium solution. Nitroprusside seems to act through a cGMP-dependent potassium transient activation of the smooth muscle cell membrane.
|Translated title of the contribution||The effect of sodium nitroprusside on the membrane potential and mechanical tension of the smooth-muscle cells in the rat aorta|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1997|
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